• Is there a National uterine cancer awareness month ? if not, why?

    Asked by Beaner54 on Saturday, September 1, 2012

    Is there a National uterine cancer awareness month ? if not, why?

    3 Answers from the Community

    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      Congratulations! It's your month! September is Uterine Cancer Awareness Month

      about 4 years ago
    • Ivy's Avatar

      I didn't know there was one, so thanks for bringing up the question. I have searched quite a bit, but there seems to be no organization devoted to uterine cancer...lots of other ones: breast cancer, ovarian cancer, etc. Perhaps we should press the issue. It seems that the National Cancer Society would want to support groups for each of the major types of cancer. It would get more people involved, bring more publicity to cancer issues, and I can't think of any disadvantages to it. Then once a group became large enough, or independent enough, it would provide benefits to the entire cancer community. When I get phone calls asking for donations to breast cancer or one of the other larger cancer groups, I tell them when they start a group for uterine cancer I'll donate. (Actually willing to donate to other cancers, but it makes me angry that so little is done for uterine cancer.) All you have to do is look at the number of research studies for the more heavily populated cancers and you'll see that there are many cancers with medium-sized populations that don't get much attention at all.

      about 4 years ago
    • ShellyL's Avatar

      There are some groups on facebook, as well as a yahoo group if you're interested. September is GYN cancer awareness month, which is awesome, but I feel there's not enough done to put this out there for people to be aware. The ribbon color for uterine cancer is peach! :) If you go to choosehope.com, they have a lot of uterine cancer products, as well as www.zazzle.com/uterine+cancer+awareness+gif. One of the facebook groups actually has a push going for everyone to put a peach ribbon as their profile pic for uterine cancer awareness. The people on those groups are great, and are very supportive.

      about 4 years ago

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