May is National Cancer Research Month

Most people already know that October is National Breast Cancer Month.  Some may even know that September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. What many people probably don’t know is that May is National Cancer Research Month (as passed by Congress in 2007).

Cancer patients, survivors and medical experts all agree: cancer research saves lives. Today, there are over 12 million cancer survivors in the United States. Many of these survivors could not have made it without all the advances in scientific research. Those advances have helped improve people’s health and enabled many to live longer lives.

Countless people have been affected by cancer in one fashion or another, whether a family member, relative, co-worker or friend. For me, it’s personal.  I lost both my mother and sister to cancer.

Cancer affects the young and old alike. It does not discriminate by age, gender, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, or any other factor.  Let’s get real… Cancer Sucks!

For more information on cancer research, please visit:

American Association for Cancer Research http://www.aacr.org/
American Institute for Cancer Research http://www.aicr.org.
American Cancer Society http://www.cancer.org/research/researchprogramsfunding/research-programs-and-funding-landing

I have faith that, one day, all the great research will lead to a cure for cancer.  My only hope is that they find a cure soon, so more lives can be saved. When that day comes, we can celebrate only one “cancer month”, the month to celebrate the cure for all cancers.

This Sunday we will celebrate Mother’s Day.  Wishing all mothers a very happy and healthy Mother’s Day!

 

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