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September raises awareness for different cancers

Thyroid, prostate, blood, ovarian and childhood cancers are in the spotlight for awareness this month.

September raises awareness for several types of cancer.

The month of September can be a difficult one for many people. As the memory of September 11, 2001 lives on, this month has found a silver lining: Several initiatives to raise awareness for cancer.

As we mentioned last year, September is the month to focus on childhood, thyroid, ovarian, blood and prostate cancers, and what we can do to help.

Since detection, prevention and awareness is the name of our game, we thought we’d give you the run down on each initiative’s plans for this year.

Childhood Cancer

Almost 16,000 people under the age of 21 are diagnosed with cancer each year in the U.S. If you’d like to get involved, you can donate, arrange a corporate event, even have a pajama party in your community.

Find out more about how to help.

Thyroid Cancer

ThyCa tells us that just a simple action can help raise awareness of Thyroid Cancer, even adding an awareness mention in the signature of your email. They only ask one question: Have you had your neck checked?

Learn how you can get involved.

Ovarian Cancer

Approximately 22,000 women a year are diagnosed with ovarian cancer. But, when detected early, the five-year survival rate is staggering (in a good way!). Look for their ads, billboards and information through their YouTube channel

Raise awareness for ovarian cancer.

Blood Cancers

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society does so much research to advance science for detection, prevention and treatment of blood cancers. Their goal this year is to raise $300,000 for the campaign.

Support blood cancer research.

Prostate Cancer

The second leading cause of cancer death in men is on the chopping block. With 29,000 men diagnosed every year, we can do more to get involved. They offer golf programs, home run challenges, plenty of ideas for fundraisers, and simpler forms of support.

See how you can help prevent prostate cancer.

No matter what cause is near to your heart, remember that prevention and early detection are the absolute best way to fight cancer.

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September is ovarian, thyroid, blood cancer awareness

Help raise awareness for all types of cancers during September.

September is dedicated to raising awareness on a slew of cancers, including ovarian, thyroid and blood cancers.

September is a big month for raising awareness. This year, cancer.org has put several cancers in the spotlight, including ovarian, thyroid, and leukemia and lymphoma.

Ovarian

The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition has partnered with the Dr. Oz Show in 2015 for their “Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer” campaign. You can view clips from the show and find articles and blogs about the fight against the disease on the site.

Ovarian cancer isn’t detectable with a standard pap smear. But there are tests your doctor can do to specifically look for the disease. The NOCC has a list of risk factors and preventive recommendations that you can talk to your doctor about.

The NOCC also wants folks to know that family history isn’t everything when it comes to ovarian cancer. “Most cases of ovarian cancer are sporadic, meaning they occur in women who do not have a family history of ovarian cancer.”

Get more information about detection, prevention and treatment.

Thyroid

Sponsored by ThyCa, the Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, this initiative is convincing people to “Get a Neck Check” in an effort toward early detection.

According to ThyCa, more than two-thirds of people with thyroid cancer are women and the disease can affect people of all ages. “Early detection is important, because some thyroid cancers are aggressive and difficult to treat,” says ThyCa.

Leukemia and Lymphoma 

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society has dubbed September “Blood Cancer Awareness Month.” They’ve set a fundraising goal of $400,000 for the month. And they aren’t just dedicated to curing Leukemia and Lymphoma. They’re reaching for Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma too.

“LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services,” says their mission statement.

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