Stomach Cancer Awareness Month
No Stomach For Cancer is actively involved in raising awareness and providing information about the prevalence of and risks for stomach cancer. Organizations and people throughout the world have come to recognize November, a month known for the pleasure of eating, as the ideal month to raise awareness about this deadly disease. The second leading cause of cancer death worldwide, almost one million people are diagnosed each year, and approximately 800,000 will die.
National Family Caregivers Month
Day in and day out, 90 million family caregivers in this country fulfill a vital role on the care team. No one else is in a better position to ensure continuity of care. Family caregivers are the most familiar with their care recipients’ medicine regimen; they are the most knowledgeable about the treatment regimen; and they understand best the dietary and exercise regimen.
American Diabetes Month
The vision of the American Diabetes Association is a life free of diabetes and all of its burdens. Raising awareness of this ever-growing disease is one of the main efforts behind the mission of the Association. American Diabetes Month® (ADM) is an important element in this effort, with programs designed to focus the nation's attention on the issues surrounding diabetes and the many people who are impacted by the disease.
COPD Awareness Month
If asked to name the third leading cause of death in the United States, few would guess Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Fewer still would guess that women are 37 percent more likely to have COPD than men and now account for more than half of all deaths COPD deaths in America. November is COPD Awareness Month and we encourage people to take a look at some of the eye-opening findings revealed in the American Lung Association’s latest report, “Taking Her Breath Away: The Rise of COPD in Women,” which examines COPD and its alarming increase among women in the U.S.