News You Can Use A monthly newsletter from the Cancer Learning Center • September 2008 - Issue 38 Time for Cancer Awareness
Throughout the year, we set aside a day, week, or month to raise awareness for a particular health issue or concern. During these observances, a number of activities may take place to raise public awareness and promote healthy behaviors. Below is a list of health observances related to cancer.
February March April May
August Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
Screening and Early Detection Awareness Month Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Cancer Fatigue Awareness Month
Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month Brain Tumor Action Week
National Cancer Survivors Day Sarcoma Awareness Month
Pain Medicine and Palliative Care Month
September Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month
October Breast Cancer Awareness Month
November Lung Cancer Awareness Month Smoking Cessation Awareness Month
December 5-A-Day Awareness Month
for more information about cancer awareness events and to test your knowledge with our monthly Cancer Awareness Quiz (en español también).
All About the Cancer Learning Center
Did you know the Cancer Learning Center (CLC) is Huntsman Cancer Institute’s own cancer library? Designed for patients, their loved ones, and the public, the CLC has more than 3,000 books, audiotapes, CDs, and videos available for you to check out. You can find information about any topic relating to cancer, including diet, fitness, treatment options, coping, caregiving, and biographies.
Do you have questions about your treatment? Do you need help coping with side effects such as fatigue or neuropathy? Do you want to read a story about someone with your type of cancer? With trained cancer information specialists to assist you, the CLC is the perfect place to find information and inspiration.
Our hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with extended hours (9 a.m. to 7 p.m.) on Wednesdays. Visit us on the first floor of Huntsman Cancer Institute or call 801-581-6365.
Share Stories with Future Generations
Preserve your personal history with YourStory at the Cancer Learning Center. Created by Meg Brady, University of Utah English and ethnic studies professor and folklorist, YourStory helps cancer patients, their families, and the public document tales of their lives. Recording sessions take place at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI), or trained facilitators with portable recording equipment visit homes or patients in rooms at Huntsman Cancer Hospital. The first two hours of recording are free with a nominal charge for additional sessions. To make an appointment, call HCI’s Linda B. and Robert B. Wiggins Wellness Center at 801-587-4585.
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