September Awareness

September is the nationally recognized month of awareness for a number of causes that impact the lives of Roswell Park patients and their loved ones. Join us as we honor those who have been touched by cancer and raise awareness through a series of events, educational initiatives and links to useful web resources.

Prostate Cancer Awareness Ribbon

Prostate Cancer Awareness

Approximately 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their life, but there are more than 2.9 million survivors in the U.S. September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Join Roswell Park as we raise awareness about this disease through events such as Cruisin’ for a Cure.

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Gynecological Awareness Ribbon

Ovarian Cancer Awareness

Ovarian cancer is the fifth-leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women in the United States. Considered “the silent killer” for its asymptomatic nature, early screening for ovarian cancer is crucial. Roswell Park honors patients, survivors and their families throughout September for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

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Childhood Cancer Awareness Ribbon

Childhood Cancer Awareness

Forty years ago, the five-year survival rate for children with cancer was less than 60 percent. Today, more than 80 percent of children now survive five years or more. Join us as we recognize Childhood Cancer Awareness Month throughout September.


Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Ribbon

Leukemia and Lymphoma Cancer Awareness

Blood cancers, including leukemia and lymphoma, are among the deadliest diseases facing Americans. Someone dies of blood cancer approximately every 10 minutes in the United States. We recognize September as Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month as we continue to fight for a cure.

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Thyroid Cancer Awareness Ribbon

Thyroid Cancer Awareness

Thyroid cancer has seen higher rates in incidence over the past few years, and is considered the fastest increasing cancer in men and women. Approximately 62,450 people will be diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2015. Roswell Park honors thyroid cancer patients, their families, and survivors throughout the month of September.

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Gynecological Awareness Ribbon

Gynecological Cancer Awareness

Each year in the US, about 80,000 women are diagnosed with cancers of the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, vagina or vulva. While cancer of the uterus is the most commonly diagnosed, cancer of the ovaries is the most deadly. During the month of September, we aim to increase understanding and raise awareness for these sometimes “silent killers.”

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