Monday, September 03, 2007
Cancer Awareness - September

The American Cancer Society posts a calendar for Cancer Awareness.

Cancer is a devastating disease that can effect all of us: men and women, young and old, every race, background and economic group. The disease does not discriminate.

The month of September has been designated as awareness month for many forms of cancer:

September 2007
National Ovarian Cancer Month
Childhood Cancer Month
Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month
Prostate Cancer Awareness Week (Sept. 16-22)
National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month
Take a Loved One for a Check-up Day (Sept. 18)

Being aware of our bodies and of the warning signs can save lives.

September 18th is Take a Loved One for a Check-up Day. I'm posting now in the hope that readers will call their doctors and make an appointment - if not for the 18th, for another day soon. Early detection and treatment is so crucial, and regular check-ups and screenings are a great way for us all to be proactive.

The cap above features a lavender ribbon for general cancer awareness. I will be donating this cap to Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY.


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