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February 2021

National Cancer Prevention Month

February 1

February is National Cancer Prevention Month. Check out our Seven Steps to Prevent Cancer, download A Guide to Prevent Cancer, and review the other resources on our website.

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World Cancer Day

February 4

In support of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), the Prevent Cancer Foundation® encourages everyone to observe World Cancer Day. This important day highlights the need for urgent action to increase cancer prevention, early detection, screening and diagnosis to save lives. The UICC aims to inspire and encourage action from individuals, the health community and governments to improve public awareness and access to early detection, screening and diagnosis. “This World Cancer Day, we want people to know that many…

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March 2021

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March 1

In 1999, the Prevent Cancer Foundation led the charge to designate March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. To achieve the designation, the Foundation worked closely with legislators, the American Digestive Health Foundation and the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable. The designation became official on November 19, 1999, with a declaration by the U.S. Senate, followed shortly by a resolution of the House of Representatives and an official proclamation by the White House. The Foundation raised awareness by creating popular “buddy…

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