Awareness for ALL Cancers

After being diagnosed with lymphoma, I realized there is a lack of awareness of blood cancers. I barely knew anything about the cancer I was diagnosed with until I was forced to learn more through my own research. However, the color pink is legitimately everywhere you look in October. When and why did breast cancer become the cancer everyone loved to hate the most?

Since we are in the month of September, I want a solution for how to better raise awareness for blood cancer and all of the other cancers that are honored this month. In addition to blood cancer, September is also the awareness month for prostate cancer, thyroid cancer, childhood cancer, and ovarian cancer. I want to find a way to showcase and give a face to each of these cancers in the way that a face has been given to breast cancer. Do you have ideas about how we can continue to raise awareness about blood cancer? Leave a note in the comments below!

Editor's Note: According to estimates by the National Cancer Institute, lung and bronchus cancer will be the deadliest cancer in 2018, followed by colorectal cancer, breast cancer, and prostate cancer.1

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