Monthly Cancer Prevention Update – September 2022

Your Support in Action

Published on September 20, 2022

Updated on October 5, 2022


What experts want you to know about gynecologic cancers

September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month, and we’re sharing advice from the experts on how to reduce your risk of the five types of gynecologic cancers: cervical, ovarian, uterine/endometrial, vaginal and vulvar cancers. Hear from Dr. Anna Giuliano, the founding director of the Center for Immunization and Infection Research in Cancer at the Moffitt Cancer Center, about her work on the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine and how it can protect against HPV and reduce cancer risk. Check it out in our latest blog.

Prevent Cancer Annual Gala returns tonight

Tonight, we open the doors of the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. for the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s 28th Annual Gala. We’re on track to surpass last year’s $2 million fundraising total in support of cancer prevention and early detection. You can help us break records by placing a bid for your chance to win one of the incredible items at the gala’s silent auction. (You can bid from anywhere!) From dinner for 10 guests with the Ambassador of Australia to a week of cooking school in Tuscany, there is something for everyone. Place your bids here.

Think you’re too young for this? Think again.

Most people think colorectal cancer affects only older adults—but today, more adults under 50 are being diagnosed than ever before. Knowing the signs and symptoms of colorectal cancer can help you recognize when to talk to a doctor. Watch our latest PSA and remember that colorectal cancer is preventable, treatable and beatable.

5 ways to make your charcuterie boards healthier

While charcuterie boards can have healthy components, it’s recommended that the namesake itself—charcuterie, or processed meats—be eaten only in limited quantities, or avoided, to reduce your risk of certain cancers. That’s why we’ve put together a few simple tips for you to make your charcuterie boards healthy and delicious. Celebrate National Fruits and Veggies Month this September by snapping a photo of your healthier board, sharing it on social media and tagging @preventcancer so we can reshare and inspire others to try!

Take charge of your health

Over the last two years, many Americans have missed or postponed routine cancer screenings, doctors’ appointments and vaccinations. It can be hard to know what screenings to get and what preventive measures you can take to reduce your risk of cancer or detect it early, when treatment is more likely to be successful. But we are here to help! Take this brief quiz to learn the routine cancer screenings you need at every age and put prevention into action.

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