National Cancer Survivor Month

Lung cancer survivor, Dr. Phuong Ho with her  mother.
Lung cancer survivor Dr. Phuong Ho, a “never smoker,” with her mother.

Thanks to cancer research, there are currently more than 18 million people living with a history of cancer in the United States. Each person diagnosed with cancer faces a unique set of challenges, but one in four survivors reports a poor physical quality of life and one in 10 reports poor mental health-related quality of life. We need to do better.

AACR celebrates survivors and encourages individuals touched by cancer to learn more about the science of survivorship and discover how research is improving cancer-related outcomes and saving lives.

What can you do to support cancer survivors?

 Raise Awareness

  • Join AACR on social and tell everyone that June is National Cancer Survivor Month. Post on X/Twitter, tag @AACR, and use the hashtags #CelebrateSurvivorship and #NationalCancerSurvivorMonth so we can amplify your message.
  • Share your story and help AACR develop programs, create policies, and support research that can benefit all patients with cancer.

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