Cancer Awareness Calendar

Each month, Texas Center for Proton Therapy is pleased to observe several cancer awareness months. They help us honor our patients – both present and past – that have fought these cancer types, as well as educate about the warning signs, prevention methods, and treatment options.

Here’s a calendar to provide you with a quick-reference to the observation months.

January 2023

  • Cervical Health Awareness Month

February 2023

  • American Heart Month
  • Gallbladder and Bile Duct Cancer Awareness Month
  • International Childhood Cancer Day, February 15
  • National Cancer Prevention Month
  • Rare Disease Day, February 28
  • World Cancer Day, February 4

March 2023

  • Anal Cancer Awareness Day, March 21
  • Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month
  • International HPV Awareness Day, March 4
  • International Women’s Day, March 8
  • Kidney Cancer Awareness Month
  • Myeloma Awareness Month
  • National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Nutrition Month
  • Triple Negative Breast Cancer Day, March 3
  • Take Down Tobacco Day, March 31

April 2023

  • Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Cancer Control Month
  • National Healthcare Decisions Day, April 16
  • National Minority Health Month
  • National Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Month
  • Testicular Cancer Awareness Month
  • World Health Day, April 7
  • World Hemophilia Day, April 17

May 2023

  • Bladder Cancer Awareness Month
  • Brain Tumor Awareness Month
  • Melanoma Monday, May 1
  • National Cancer Research Month
  • National Senior Health and Fitness Day, May 31
  • National Women’s Checkup Day, May 8
  • National Women’s Health Week, May 14-20
  • Oncology Nursing Month
  • Skin Cancer Awareness Month
  • World No Tobacco Day, May 31
  • World Ovarian Cancer Day, May 8

June 2023

  • Cancer Immunotherapy Awareness Month
  • National Cancer Survivors Day, June 4
  • National Men's Health Month
  • National Men’s Health Week, June 12-18
  • World Sickle Cell Day, June 19

July 2023

  • Sarcoma Awareness Month
  • UV Safety Awareness Month

August 2023

  • Summer Sun Safety Month
  • World Lung Cancer Day, August 1

September 2023

  • Blood Cancer Awareness Month
  • Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
  • Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month
  • Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Sickle Cell Awareness Month
  • Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
  • Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month

October 2023

  • Liver Cancer Awareness Month
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day, October 13
  • National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Mammography Day, October 20
  • World Hospice and Palliative Care Day, October 9

November 2023

  • Great American Smokeout, November 16
  • Lung Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Family Caregivers Month
  • National Hospice and Palliative Care Month
  • National Marrow Awareness Month
  • Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
  • Stomach Cancer Awareness Month

December 2023

  • No awareness month activities

Resources: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; American Academy of Dermatology; Association American Association for Cancer Research; American Childhood Cancer Organization; American Lung Association; American Society of Clinical Oncology; Anal Cancer Foundation; Cancer Health; Cancer Research Institute; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Esophageal Cancer Action Network; Foundation for Women’s Center; Head and Neck Cancer Alliance; Hemophilia Federation of America; Institute for Healthcare Improvement; International Childhood Cancer Day; International Myeloma Foundation; International Papillomavirus Society; Kidney Cancer Association; Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; Lung Cancer Research Foundation; Mature Market Resource Center; Men’s Health Month; Metastatic Breast Cancer Network; National Brain Tumor Society; National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation; National Cervical Cancer Coalition; National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; National Hemophilia Foundation; National PACE Association; National Today; No Stomach For Cancer; Oncology Nursing Society; Patient Empowerment Network; Prevent Cancer Foundation; Prostate Cancer Foundation; Rare Disease Day; Sarcoma Foundation of America; Sickle Cell Disease Association of America Inc.; Skin Cancer Foundation; Take Down Tobacco; The Oral Cancer Foundation; Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health; Union for International Cancer Control; World Federation of Hemophilia; World Health Organization; World Ovarian Cancer Coalition; Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance

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