April Cancer Awareness

April 26, 2017

The month of April draws attention to many different cancers. It is National Oral, Head, and Neck, Esophageal, and Testicular Awareness Month. April is also Alcohol Awareness month.

In 1987, the first Alcohol Awareness Month occurred. The goals of Alcohol Awareness Month are to reduce stigma around alcoholism, boost awareness of the problem, and encourage people to talk about alcoholism and other relevant issues in their communities.

Informing people about alcohol abuse could possibly lower the instances of oral, head, neck, and esophageal cancers! One risk factor that is common for all of these cancers is heavy alcohol use. To learn more about symptoms and diagnoses of oral, head, and neck cancers, check out our informational web pages about Hypopharyngeal, Laryngeal, Nasopharyngeal, Oropharyngeal, Esophageal, and Oral cancers.

If you are living with oral, head, neck, or esophageal cancer, please go online and explore our resources.  For supportive sources, CSC helps the cancer community online, by phone, and at local affiliates. Please take advantage of CSC resources!

April is also Testicular Cancer Awareness Month. The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be about 8,850 new cases of testicular cancer in 2017. If you or someone you love is impacted by testicular cancer, go online and utilize our resources. Check out our website to learn about risk factors, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and much more. You can also educate yourself through our Frankly Speaking About Cancer series, which is our landmark educational program. This is a great way to learn more to help you make informed decisions.

You can also join the Cancer Experience Registry, a free, confidential online community where people facing cancer can share their experiences and learn from one another. We encourage all patients and caregivers to join this site to help us ensure that no one faces cancer alone. Together we can improve cancer care!