October Is Observed As Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer

Every year, October is observed as “Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM)” in the United States. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society (ACS), this annual campaign aims to generate widespread awareness about the impact of breast cancer and the importance of early detection. The campaign offers a unique platform to spread word about the importance of …

Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is observed as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM). It started in 1985 as a campaign by the American Academy of Family Physicians, AstraZeneca Healthcare Foundation, CancerCare, and other organizations. The aim of this campaign is to encourage women to have mammograms for early detection of breast cancer. Today, many organizations are involved in …

January Observed as National Birth Defects Prevention Month

National Birth Defects Prevention Month

Also known as “congenital abnormality”, a birth defect can be defined as a health problem or a physical abnormality, which can be mild or severe. While some birth defects are life-threatening, others can be treated with medications. According to the Boston Children’s Hospital, the most common birth defects are heart defects, cleft lip/palate, Down syndrome …

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM). This annual campaign is organized to highlight the importance of early detection and treatment of breast cancer, one of the most common cancers found in American women. According to the American Cancer Society, about 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over …

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Getting immunized is very important children, adults, and the elderly. Sponsored by National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC), National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is observed in August annually across the USA. This annual observance highlights the importance of protecting patients of all ages against vaccine-preventable diseases through on-time vaccination. The month also celebrates the successes of the …

February Is American Heart Month – “Our Hearts Are Healthier Together”

Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in men and women in the United Sates. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. To raise awareness about the condition, how to improve heart health, and reduce the risks of …

February 4 is World Cancer Day – “I Am and I Will”

Cancer is a critical health issue affecting millions worldwide. World Cancer Day is observed on February 4 every year to raise awareness about cancer and to encourage people to work to make it a global health priority. This year, the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), which organizes World Cancer Day, is launching a new …