When Is Blood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month, when supporters and advocates of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) focus on raising awareness about our efforts to combat blood cancers like leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, and Hodgkin’s disease both locally and nationally.

What hue represents blood cancer on a ribbon?

Do you know which cancer is represented by which ribbon? The most well-known malignancies, the colors associated with them, and some information about their awareness campaigns are included below:

There is “Game Pink,” a campaign to raise money and awareness through playing video games, in addition to the marathons and walks that are most commonly connected with breast cancer fundraising.

Over $1 billion has been raised by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society since 1949 to support the quest for treatments for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma. September is designated as awareness month for the larger umbrella of blood cancer, which also employs a red ribbon.

Since 1996, Major League Baseball and the Prostate Cancer Foundation have sponsored the Home Run Challenge, which collects donations for each home run hit during MLB games from June 1 through Father’s Day. Over $1.4 million was raised throughout the challenge in 2019.

The No. 1 cancer killer of American women, lung cancer, is the focus of the American Lung Association’s “Lung Force,” which calls on women to unite in the fight. They accomplish this by holding activities like bike competitions, stair climbing competitions, expos, and clinics.

Every year, the National Kidney Foundation organizes walks to raise money. A group called KidneyCAN also organizes golf outings and concerts across the nation to raise money for kidney cancer research.

Beginning in early May, the city of Seattle has hosted the 1-mile walk and festival known as the Seattle Brain Cancer Walk since 2008. Supporters of brain cancer awareness and research are urged to don gray all month long.

World Pancreatic Cancer Day is observed annually on November 19 by the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research. In order to spread awareness, supporters are urged to wear purple and post pictures on social media.

The Colorectal Cancer Alliance encourages individuals to wear blue throughout March to raise awareness of the condition. The alliance holds its “Walk to End Colorectal Cancer” at various sites across America throughout the year.

Is cancer in stage 4 irreversible?

Cancer at stage 4 is not always fatal. It usually requires more intensive therapy because it is progressed.

Cancer that is terminal is one that cannot be cured and will eventually take a person’s life. Some people would refer to it as terminal cancer. When a doctor declares that a patient’s cancer is terminal, it typically signifies that the disease is so far along that there are no longer any effective ways to treat it. Cancers that are more advanced are more likely to be fatal.

The possibility of surviving for a specific amount of time, like five years, when a doctor diagnoses cancer is expressed by survival rates. When breast cancer has progressed to distant parts of the body, the 5-year survival rate is 28%, suggesting that 28% of patients make it through this time.

According to the American Cancer Society, the same percentage is 30% for men whose prostate cancer has progressed to remote locations.

Depending on the cancer type, survival rates can change. Mesothelioma that has migrated to distant locations has a 7 percent 5-year survival rate. This rate is 3% for distant pancreatic cancer.

However, it is important to keep in mind that these rates are based on a substantial amount of historical data. They might not represent current developments in medicine and healthcare. Additionally, a vast array of variables affect each person’s life expectancy.

The procedure of figuring out a cancer’s stage and severity is complicated. All the factors that govern how cancer develops and impacts the body are still unknown to medical professionals. Life expectancy forecasting is quite challenging. The sort of cancer, where it is located, and whether the patient has any other underlying medical disorders are just a few of the numerous factors the doctor will take into account.

When is the annual AML Day?

AML World Knowledge Day, which takes place on April 21, honors the fight against one of the most difficult blood malignancies and works to increase public awareness of improvements in acute myeloid leukemia prevention, management, and treatment (AML).

What does May Awareness Month entail?

May is a month to help eliminate the stigma that so many people with mental or behavioral health difficulties face and to increase awareness of those who live with such issues.

The provision of behavioral health treatment and assisting patients in locating resources in their local community are key roles played by hospitals and health systems. In order to address behavioral health concerns in unconventional ways, hospitals form special alliances. Through the merging of physical and behavioral health services, modifications to their emergency departments, inpatient and outpatient settings, and community partnerships, many of our members are at the forefront of advancements in the identification and treatment of behavioral health issues. By enhancing patient outcomes, quality of care, and overall costs, these techniques raise the overall value of healthcare.

The AHA has a long history of supporting these initiatives and speaking out on behavioral health-related issues. In order to provide access to a full continuum of behavioral health care, the American Hospital Association (AHA) advocates the integration of mental and physical health and assists hospitals in forming essential collaborations.

Red light occurs when?

Wear red to show support for World Lymphoma Awareness Day and Blood Cancer Awareness Month, stop by one of our many Lighting Partners during September, and post pictures on social media with the hashtag #LightItRed!

Don’t forget to look at the merchandise available for purchase in the LRF Swag shop to help LRF and spread awareness in September!

What shade represents leukemia?

According to the International Myeloma Foundation, multiple myeloma is the second most prevalent kind of blood cancer. Each year, 30,280 new cases are reported. Since it is less common than certain other types of cancer, not many people are aware of it. March is recognized as Myeloma Awareness Month as a result. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the International Myeloma Foundation, and Myeloma Crowd all support and fundraise for this illness.