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Zach Sobiech Leaves Legacy of Love, Music, and Support for Bone Cancer Patients

The story of Zach Sobiech is as inspiring as it is tragic. Zach was just 14 when he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, the most common form of bone cancer in children. Zach Sobiech passed away on May 21st; however, the news of his death has been eclipsed by a flood of tributes to his inspirational life. He devoted his final months to music, and to raise awareness for osteosarcoma. His single, 'clouds' became a web sensation, eventually being covered by celebrities in an effort to reach a wider audience.

National Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month.  Lung Cancer is one of the most common cancers among Americans today, and has taken more lives than Prostate, Pancreas, Breast and Colon cancer combined.

National Mammography Day

Over 67% of women aged 40 and over have had a mammogram within the past 2 years.  

 

Mammography has helped reduce breast cancer mortality in the U.S. by nearly 1/3 since 1990.The National Cancer Institute recommends that women age 40 and older have mammograms every 1 to 2 years, and that women who have a higher than average risk of breast cancer should consider regular mammograms before age 40 and/or more frequent mammograms, as determined by a health care provider.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

During the month of October, a collaboration of professional medical associations, national public service organizations and government agencies partnering under the rubric of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) are banding together to raise awareness about this most common form of

National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, a time for for men to talk with their health care providers about a disease that affects 1 in every 6 men during his lifetime.  Cancer of the prostate gland is the second leading cause of cancer death among men.  It is also one of the most survivable forms of cancer if detected early.

National Cancer Survivors Day

June 2nd marks the 26th Annual National Cancer Survivors Day (NCSD); a commemorative Celebration of Life that is held in hundreds of communities nationwide and around the world. It is a celebration for those who have survived, an inspiration for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of support for families and a platform for outreach to the community. Participants unite in a symbolic event to show the world that life after a cancer diagnosis can be meaningful, productive and even inspiring.

National Cancer Control Month (US)

 

While annual cancer deaths in the United States reach upwards of a half a million people, the Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer released this past January shows that from 1975-2009, deaths from cancer declined in the United States among "both men and women, among all major racial

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

From CDC.org:

Colorectal cancer, which affects the colon or rectum, kills over 50,000 people a year, and is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States among cancers that affect both men and women.