As the holiday season approaches, Cancer Screen Week is an important awareness event that is taking place this month. Learn more about how you can encourage friends and family members to get screened as well as inform yourself about screening recommendations and guidelines.
Cancer Screen Week
December 2nd-6th marks Cancer Screen Week, although these public health awareness efforts can be participated in throughout the month [i]. In 2019, more than 600,000 people are expected to die from cancer [ii]. Cancer screen week aims to promote regular screening in an effort to diagnose and treat cancers early. Cancer screening can help with the early detection of cancer which can be beneficial in cancer treatment [i]. Learn more about how you can raise awareness for cancer screening and encourage others to get screened!
- Encourage your friends and family to get screened. Click here to share information about screening through social media [i].
- Use this fact sheet to learn more about the importance of cancer screening [i].
- Access the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Screening Guide by Age to learn more about screening recommendations for your age group [iii].
- Take the pledge to get screened! Click here to learn more about how to join this movement [iv].
- Want to learn more about what cancer screening is? Use the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Screening Overview to educate yourself on the types of screening and risks [v].
[i] Cancer Screen Week. Retrieved from: https://www.cancerscreenweek.org
[ii] Cancer Screen Week: Who Should be Screened. Retrieved from: https://www.nfcr.org/blog/cancer-screen-week-who-should-be-screened/
[iii] Cancer Screening Guide by Age. Retrieved from: https://www.cancer.org/healthy/find-cancer-early/cancer-screening-guidelines/screening-recommendations-by-age.html
[iv] Stand up and Pledge. Retrieved from: https://www.getscreenednow.org/screenweek/
[v] Cancer Screening Overview. Retrieved from: https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/screening/patient-screening-overview-pdq