What cancer Month is October?

What cancer Month is October?

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease.

What do you say when diagnosed with cancer?

Here are some ideas:

  1. “I’m not sure what to say, but I want you to know I care”.
  2. “I’m sorry to hear that you are going through this”.
  3. “How are you doing?”
  4. “If you would like to talk about it, I’m here”.
  5. “Please let me know how I can help”.
  6. “I’ll keep you in my thoughts”.

How do you confirm a malignant cancer diagnosis?

In most cases, doctors need to do a biopsy to diagnose cancer. A biopsy is a procedure in which the doctor removes a sample of tissue. A pathologist looks at the tissue under a microscope and runs other tests to see if the tissue is cancer.

What color represents all cancer?

All cancers A lavender ribbon is usually a sign of support for those living with all types of cancer. Sometimes, people wear a rainbow of ribbons or a ribbon with many different colors to symbolize the same thing. National Cancer Prevention Month and World Cancer Day take place in February each year.

What day is cancer survivor day?

About National Cancer Survivors Day National Cancer Survivors Day is an annual, treasured Celebration of Life that is held in hundreds of communities nationwide and worldwide on the first Sunday in June.

Can you have normal blood work and have cancer?

And, in other cases, cancer may be present even though the blood test results are normal. Your doctor reviews your test results to determine whether your levels fall within a normal range. Or your doctor may compare your results with those from past tests.

When did the GLOBOCAN cancer report come out?

GLOBOCAN 2002 was first made available in September 2005 and presented estimates for 2002. These estimates are based on the most recent incidence, mortality, and survival data available at IARC, but more recent figures may be available directly from local sources.

How is the global burden of cancer calculated?

The Age-Standardized Rate (ASR, world standard) is calculated using the five age groups of 0 to 14, 15 to 44, 45 to 54, 55 to 64, and ≥ 65 years. The weights of the world standard population for the five age groups were 0.31, 0.43, 0.11, 0.08, and 0.07, respectively. Overall Burden of Cancer Worldwide

Where can I find data on cancer incidence?

The GLOBOCAN 2002 database was put together using the huge amount of data available in the Descriptive Epidemiology Group of the International Agency of Research on Cancer (IARC), a World Health Organization agency in Lyon, France [1]. Incidence data are available from cancer registries.

What was the number of deaths caused by cancer in 2002?

The number of deaths caused by cancer worldwide in 2002 was 6,723,887, among which 3,795,991 were male and 2,927,896 were female. Lung cancer led to most cancer deaths in the world. In 2002, the total death toll due to lung cancer was 1,179,074, of which 848,321 were male and 330,753 were female.

How many people are still alive after a cancer diagnosis?

Nearly 12 million Americans—4% of the population—are still alive after a cancer diagnosis. In many respects this is terrific news, and a testament to improved diagnosis and treatment options.

How did I get misdiagnosed with breast cancer?

Women need to have the confidence to speak up.” “I was misdiagnosed with mastitis twice because I had high fevers and trouble breastfeeding. It turned out to be cancer. Tumors were blocking the milk ducts. I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer at age 32, five weeks after I had my first child.

How old was I when I was diagnosed with breast cancer?

After imaging and biopsies, I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 24. “From my experience, I hope that other women will learn that you need to monitor changes in your body, but it’s futile if you’re afraid to speak up about them. Women need to have the confidence to speak up.”

Where can I read from cancer patient to cancer survivor?

You can read the report, “From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor: Lost In Transition,” for free online or buy it from the National Academies Press. Given that one in three Americans will face a cancer diagnosis at some point in their lives, living with cancer is a topic that touches all of us.