Prostate Cancer Awareness Week on September, 2017: Colors of cancer awareness for each month?
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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
Theory about Brest Cancer Awareness Month?
There are, as April points out, awareness moths, weeks, days, ribbons and campaigns for many, many types of cancer.
Ans it's true that breast cancer awareness month and breast cancer awareness campaigns have the highest profile of all of them.
You really don't know why that is? Well, the answer is simple - sheer hard work.
Breast cancer awareness campaigns and BC Awareness Month started as a campaign by ordinary women, most of whom had breast cancer or had lost someone to breast cancer, to raise awareness so that people knew the symptoms, examined themselves regularly, attended their routine mammograms etc. Enthusiastic participation and hard work by women made it grow into something nationally, then internationally, recognised (and then big business cashed in).
People have limited time, and choose their campaigns; those who campaign around illnesses are usually concerned with the illness that's affected them or their family. I know a couple who have a child with a very rare and life-threatening condition (not a cancer). Much of their time is now taken up with campaigning around this condition - fund raising and agitating for more funding for research, more education, more awareness etc. What they're doing is what what the women who started the breast cancer awareness campaign did. And it's as a result of the hard work by those women that breast cancer is (as you point out) no longer the automatic death sentence it once was - but don't lose sight of the fact that in the US alone an average of 112 women die from breast cancer every day (that's one every 15 minutes).
Of all those other cancer awareness months and campaigns, none has had the sheer hard work put into it that breast cancer awareness has - hard work by people affected by breast cancer and their families.
And you know, all breast cancer awareness month excesses actually have negative consequences for breast cancer patients too – the marketing and fund-raising hype surrounding breast cancer, by trivialising a deadly disease, is leading people to believe, wrongly, that breast cancer is 1) not very serious, certainly not as serious as many other cancers (many women with breast cancer have been told – by people who don’t have it – that it’s a ‘good’ cancer to get) and 2) easily curable.
In all the pink trivia, it’s easy for people to lose sight of the fact that breast cancer is a devastating illness with disfiguring surgery, gruelling treatments and so far no cure.
I agree that awareness needs to be raised about other cancers too.and while I hate ‘competitive illness’ I can see why there is resentment about an imbalance in awareness raising and fund raising.
BUT it does annoy me a little when people complain about the attention breast cancer receives in comparison to other cancers. The solution is not less attention for breast cancer, but more attention for other cancers – and there is nothing to stop any group of people starting a campaign along the lines of the one started by those women who started all the breast cancer awareness.
If prostate and lung cancer are causes close to your heart - and good for you if they are - there's nothing to stop you starting a campaign, maybe with a few friends - but you'd have to be prepared to be as dedicated and work as hard as the women who started the breast cancer awareness campaign if you want it to be as effective.
By the way, the man who started the Movember movement - which raised £5m for prostate cancer in the UK alone in November 2009 - has openly said that it was the hard work breast cancer awareness campaigners had put in that inspired him to start Movember, and openly expresses his admiration for those women
Which months are cancer awareness months?
Cancer Awareness Months
Cervical Health Awareness Month
National Cancer Prevention Month
National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Lymphedema "D" Day (March 6)
Cancer Control Month, Cancer Fatigue Awareness Day, Testicular Cancer Awareness Week, National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week, National Minority Cancer Awareness Week, National Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Week, Oncology Nurses Day
Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month, Melanoma Monday, Oncology Nurses Month, Brain Tumor Action Week, Blood Cancer Advocacy Day.
National Cancer Survivors Day, Sarcoma Awareness Week
Childhood Cancer Awareness, Gynecologic Cancer Awareness, Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness, Ovarian Cancer Awareness, Prostate Cancer Awareness, Thyroid Cancer Awareness Week
Breast Cancer Awareness, National Mammography Day
Lung Cancer Awareness, Lung Cancer Awareness Week, Pancreatic Cancer Awareness, Family Caregivers Month, National Hospice Month, National Marrow Awareness Month