National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

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A light blue ribbon is the symbol for prostate cancer

National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month is observed every September in the United States by health experts, health advocates, and individuals concerned with men’s prostate cancer. Designating a month for the issue serves the purpose of:

  • Increasing public awareness of the importance of prostate cancer awareness
  • Providing easily accessible prostate cancer screenings
  • Educating about risk factors and symptoms of prostate cancer
  • Advocating for further research on prostate cancer.

Origins

September 2015 was designated National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month by the Obama Administration.[1]

See Also

References

  1. "Presidential Proclamation -- National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, 2015". Whitehouse.gov. Retrieved 17 October 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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