Cancer Awareness in September: prostate, thyroid and ovarian

Posted September 29th, 2016 by

September is all about education — and not just because it’s back to school month. It’s also the official awareness month for three different types of cancer: prostate, thyroid and ovarian. Here’s a snapshot of what national organizations have done to spread more understanding…

 

Prostate cancer: #StepUp, get checked

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) has launched a #StepUp campaign to empower men to take control of their health and encourage their families to support them. It’s also about early detection — have you or men in your life been screened for prostate cancer? Get checked, and learn more in these helpful guides including questions to discuss with your doctor.

 

Thyroid cancer: Get a neck check

With tips, awareness tools, graphics and more, the Thyroid Cancer Survivor’s Association offers enough information for people to stay involved throughout the year.

 

Ovarian cancer: See the signs, #KnowOvarian

Do you know the common signs of ovarian cancer? It can be difficult to detect, so the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition has been using the hashtag #KnowOvarian this month to gain more attention for this condition that affects 1 in 75 women. Check out the website to learn more about the risks, symptoms and what you can do to get involved.

 

 

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