Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day 2017 is on Friday, October 13, 2017: when is breast cancer awareness day and month?
Friday, October 13, 2017 is Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day 2017. Metastatic Breast Cancer As A Metastatic Breast Cancer Patient You Are Unique-Be Counted.
The whole month of October, if you want to get specific:
October 13: Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day
October 17: National Mammography Day
So either one, or any day in October....Good For You. :) I had breast cancer too, and so did my father.
I hope you raise a good amount of money to donate.
Colors of cancer awareness for each month?
Not sure what you mean by colors of cancer awareness . . lol . . but if you are referring to the ribbon color used for some types of cancer and the National Health Observants by month . . here goes:
January - National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month (Teal ribbon)
January - unofficial Thyroid cancer (Blue/Pink/Teal ribbon)
February - National Cancer Prevention Month
February 4 - World Cancer Day
March -National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month (Blue or Brown ribbon)
March - Kidney Cancer Awareness Month (orange ribbon)
April - National Cancer Control Month - American Cancer Society
April 4-10 - National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week
April 18-24 - National Minority Cancer Awareness Week
April 12-18 - Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week
May - Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month (black ribbon)
May - National Neurofibromatosis Month
May 3-9 - Brain Tumor Action Week
June -National Cancer Survivors Day
June - Men's Health & Cancer Awareness Month (Purple ribbon)
June 6 - National Cancer Survivors Day
July - Sarcoma Awareness month (yellow ribbon)
August - nothing official
September - Childhood Cancer Month (yellow or gold ribbon)
September - Blood Cancer Awareness Month (orange ribbon)
September - National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month; (teal ribbon)
September - Prostate Cancer Awareness Month; (Light blue ribbon)
September - Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month (peach ribbon)
September - Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month (Blue/Pink/Teal ribbon)
Sept 26 - National Mesothelioma Awareness Day
October - National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (pink ribbon)
Oct 13 - Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day
November - Lung Cancer Awareness Month; (white or clear ribbon)
November - Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month (purple ribbon)
November - National Stomach Cancer Awareness Month (periwinkle ribbon)
November 14 - Brain Tumor Awareness Day (gray ribbon)
December - nothing official
Why do so many people wear breast cancer logos? Do they not care about other cancers?
Why do so many people ask this question?
The "success" of the pink ribbon movement is due to hard work. When my mother died of breast cancer metastases in 1989, very few people even TALKED about breast cancer! It was considered to be more of a "sexual" disease (because, gasp, it involves breasts!) and it was brushed under the table as a "female problem."
Here comes the pink ribbon awareness movement and now almost EVERYONE knows about the disease! That's incredible progress in less than 25 years.
However, with the success comes major failures. There's not enough plain education about breast cancer. We can see this from all the panicked questions from teenagers "My breasts feel lumpy . . . do I have cancer?"
There's a lot more to knowing about a disease than simple "awareness."
Here's a fact for you: Are you "aware" that NOT ONE PERSON has ever died of breast cancer in the breast? That's right, not one! Breast cancer in the breast doesn't kill a soul. It's when the breast cancer moves to other parts of the body that people die. They die of breast cancer in their liver, in their lungs, in their brain, in their spleen, in their kidneys, etc.
Another fact: Most research dollars are going into treating breast cancer in the breast. Until the past decade, there has been little attention to treating metastatic breast cancer in other parts of the body.
I can't stand the pink ribbon. I am so much more than the disease that is in my body. I don't claim to be "battling cancer" and even though I am likely to die from this disease, I will not have people saying that "cancer won." My life wins! I have a great life and I'm enjoying living it, every single day, one day at a time.