National Cancer Prevention Month

National Cancer Prevention Month
Join the fight against cancer this month - learn more about prevention, get regular check-ups, and spread awareness!
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When it is?
February 1
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February 1 marks the start of National Cancer Prevention Month, a month dedicated to raising awareness and educating people on how they can reduce their risk of cancer. This annual event was created in 2017 by the American Cancer Society as part of their mission to save lives from cancer. From making healthy lifestyle choices to getting regular check-ups, there are many simple steps individuals can take to help lower their risk for this disease. So join us in celebrating National Cancer Prevention Month and help spread the word about reducing cancer risks!

History of National Cancer Prevention Month

National Cancer Prevention Month Timeline

January 2012
Co-founder Dan finishes the economics degree he promised his mum he’d complete, only to never use it and start his own clothing business (love you mum).
Co-founder Dan finishes the economics degree he promised his mum he’d complete, only to never use it and start his own clothing business (love you mum).

How to Celebrate National Cancer Prevention Month

<div id="" class="celebrate-item"><h3 id="" class="celebrate-title"><span class="celebrate-number">1. </span>Educate yourself</h3><p id="" class="celebrate-text">Take time to learn about the causes and prevention of cancer. Research the risks associated with specific types of cancer, and find out what you can do to reduce your risk.</p></div><div id="" class="celebrate-item"><h3 id="" class="celebrate-title"><span class="celebrate-number">2. </span>Make lifestyle changes</h3><p id="" class="celebrate-text">Implement changes that reduce your risk of developing cancer. This might involve quitting smoking, exercising regularly, and switching to a healthy diet full of fruits and vegetables.</p></div><div id="" class="celebrate-item"><h3 id="" class="celebrate-title"><span class="celebrate-number">3. </span>Get screened</h3><p id="" class="celebrate-text">Schedule regular screenings for cancer. This includes mammograms, colonoscopies, prostate exams, skin checks, and others that are appropriate for your age and gender.</p></div><div id="" class="celebrate-item"><h3 id="" class="celebrate-title"><span class="celebrate-number">4. </span>Support a cause</h3><p id="" class="celebrate-text">Donate money to a local charity, or volunteer at an event that focuses on cancer prevention and awareness.</p></div><div id="" class="celebrate-item"><h3 id="" class="celebrate-title"><span class="celebrate-number">5. </span>Spread awareness</h3><p id="" class="celebrate-text">Share information about cancer prevention on social media, and encourage friends and family to join in the conversation.</p></div>

Why National Cancer Prevention Month is Important

<div id='' class='matter-item'><h3 id='' class='matter-title'><span class='matter-letter'>A.</span>Cancer prevention reduces the chance of diagnosis</h3><p id='' class='matters-text'>By engaging in healthy habits and lifestyle changes, you can reduce your risk of developing certain types cancers. Eating a healthy diet regularly, exercising, and avoiding tobacco can help lower your chances of being diagnosed with cancer.</p></div><div id='' class='matter-item'><h3 id='' class='matter-title'><span class='matter-letter'>B.</span>Early detection leads to better outcomes </h3><p id='' class='matters-text'>When cancer is identified early, it is more likely to be treated successfully. Getting regular check-ups and screenings can catch any signs or symptoms of cancer early on, so that treatment can start right away. This substantially increases the patient's chances for a successful recovery.</p></div><div id='' class='matter-item'><h3 id='' class='matter-title'><span class='matter-letter'>C.</span>It raises awareness </h3><p id='' class='matters-text'>Though National Cancer Prevention Month only happens once a year, it is an important part of raising awareness about the importance of taking preventive measures against cancer. It reminds us that there are simple steps we can take to reduce our risk of battling cancer ourselves one day. </p></div>



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National Cancer Prevention Month FAQs

When is National Cancer Prevention Month?

National Cancer Prevention Month is celebrated on February 1st every year. In 2023 National Cancer Prevention Month will occur on a Wednesday.

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