Annual Cancer Awareness and Prevention Calendar

This page was originally published January 2, 2018 and updated June 1, 2024.

Cancer Awareness

Cancer awareness and prevention programs are key to not only spreading the word about specific cancers, but to also get critical funding that provides education, early screening programs, and the research dollars to one day cure the disease. Please help us get the word out by sharing this list on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn!

Here is the list of Cancer Awareness and Prevention months by cancer type:


Cervical Cancer Awareness Month


National Cancer Prevention Month

World Cancer Day

Gallbladder and Bile Duct Cancer Awareness Month


National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

National Kidney Cancer Awareness Month

Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month


National Cancer Control Month

Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month

National Minority Cancer Awareness Month

Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week

Testicular Cancer Awareness Month

World Health Day


Bladder Cancer Awareness Month

Brain Cancer Awareness Month

Cancer Research Month

Melanoma Monday

Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month


National Cancer Survivors Day


Sarcoma Awareness Month


World Lung Cancer Day


Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month

National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month


National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

National Liver Cancer Awareness Month


Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Stomach Cancer Awareness Month

Neuroendocrine Tumor (NET) Awareness Day


We know of no prevention or awareness programs for December. If you would like to let us know of one, please contact us here.

Please help us spread the word about these important programs that are working hard to end cancer. Use the buttons at the top and sides of the post to share on your networks like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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  1. I personally want to help fundraise for Lung cancer awareness month, it is a cause very close to my heart. Can you please share fundraising ideas in one of your posts! That would be so great!

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