Monthly Cancer Prevention Update – June 2022

Your Support in Action

Published on August 3, 2022

June is National Cancer Survivor Month

Colorectal cancer is on the rise in younger adults, and although it may be uncomfortable to talk about, speaking up when she noticed symptoms is how Jenny uncovered her diagnosis early. Now, she’s encouraging other to do the same. This year, Jenny is celebrating her nine-year cancer-free anniversary. 

Read her story


Cancer and the LGBTQ+ community

As we recognize Pride Month this June, the Prevent Cancer Foundation remains committed to increasing education and action among the LGBTQ+ community. Visit our website to find resources and learn how cancer disproportionately affects this population. 



Screenings you need, made easier

We’ve seen two years of missed doctor appointments and medical screenings due to the pandemic. One-half of Americans who had a scheduled in-person medical appointment or screening either missed, postponed, or canceled one or more of these appointments. It’s time to prioritize getting back on the books. We’ve made that easier for you with our newly released screenings snapshot, indicating what cancer screenings you should get at every age. Learn more


Recognizing Black Family Cancer Awareness Week

Tomorrow (June 16th) marks the beginning of Black Family Cancer Awareness Week. Black Americans have the highest death rate of any racial/ethnic group in the U.S. for all cancers combined and for most major cancers. The Prevent Cancer Foundation is pleased to share a message from Dr. Janine Bera, spouse of Rep. Ami Bera and a member of the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program, about the disproportionate burden Black Americans face when it comes to cancer.


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