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September 2016 | National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Reports show that there are over 15,000 children under the age of 21 that are diagnosed with Cancer each and every year. Help us honor this occasion and pledge your support by doing one of the following things...

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February 2016 | World Cancer Day - February 4th

World Cancer Day's primary objective is to get as many people as possible around the globe to talk about cancer on February 4th. According to www.worldcancerday.org, World Cancer Day is the ideal opportunity to spread the word and raise the profile of cancer in people's minds and in the world's media.

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August 2015 | National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM)

Attention is placed on the importance of immunization specially in four distinct categories. These categories include Preteens and Teens (August 2-8), Pregnant Women (August 9-15), Adults (August 16-22), and Infants and Children (August 23-29).

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July 2015 | Sarcoma Awareness Month

July is Sarcoma Awareness Month according to the American Cancer Society. Sarcomas are tumors in the connective tissues of the body including muscle, bone, fat, and blood vessels to name a few. Although this disease is considered rare, it is still important to be aware of it.

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June 2015 | Men's Health Month

According to the CDC, Men's Health Week is recognized the week leading up to Father's Day which is June 7th through 13th this year. The goal of National Men's Health Week is to focus awareness for men to make health a priority in their lives.

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May 2015 |
Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, over 2 million people living in the United States are diagnosed with skin cancer annually. The great news is that skin cancer is one of the most treatable and preventable cancers and there are plenty of ways to reduce your risk of developing skin cancer in your lifetime.

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April 2015 | Tips To Controlling Your Risk of Cancer

April is National Cancer Control Month, focusing on advances that have been made in fighting and preventing cancer. Over a lifetime, about 1 in 3 women and 1 in 2 men will develop some type of cancer.

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February 2015 | National Cancer Prevention Month

February is a great time to focus your attention back to your health and wellness. The best way to deal with cancer is to do everything you can to prevent it from impacting your life.

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January 2015 | Tips For Maintaining A Healthy Weight

The holiday season can be tough on your waistline, but it is important to maintain a healthy weight for so many reasons! When you maintain a healthy and ideal weight, you lower your risk of many diseases and illnesses.

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December 2014 | Coping with Cancer during the Holiday Season

The holiday season can be hard for someone who is going through treatment, but there are many ways you can help them through the holida y season. The most important thing you can do is to be flexible

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November 2014 | National Family Caregivers Month

Did you know that there are over 60 million Americans who are considered to be a caregiver? A caregiver provides an array of support, including physical, emotional and spiritual help, to a friend or family member who is battling an illness, is disabled or is chronically ill.

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October 2014 | Breast Cancer Awareness Month

According to The American Cancer Society, about 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime, which makes awareness so very important. Although doctors have not discovered exactly what causes breast cancer, there are factors that increase your risk.

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September 2014 | Ovarian Cancer & Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

September brings important awareness and reminders about Ovarian and Prostate Cancer. Prostate Cancer is a major health concern for men, especially those who are 50 and older, and is the leading cause of cancer death in men, second only to lung cancer.

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August 2014 | Summer Sun Safety Month

Even though summertime is great for getting outside to play, going to the pool, and exercise, exposure to the sun can have lasting and damaging effect on your skin. Staying in the shade is one of the best ways to limit your UV exposure.

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June 2014 | Men's Health Week

Men's Health Week was started in 1994 to increase awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of diseases. This is a great time to schedule your annual physical with your primary care physician.

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May 2014 | Skin Cancer Awareness Month

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and we are focused on spreading awareness about this disease. Skin Cancer is extremely preventable due to the fact that it is mostly a lifestyle disease. This means that most of the risk factors that lead to skin cancer are mostly controlled by an individual's choices rather than their genetics or family history.

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