National Cancer Survivor Month

Howard Brown colon cancer survivor
Colon Cancer Survivor Howard Brown (right) at physical therapy.

Please join the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) in support of this awareness and education campaign celebrating those who have fought the disease and those who are currently in treatment. Thanks to spectacular advances in cancer research, more than 16.9 million people in the United States are cancer survivors who are living with, through, and beyond their disease.

Who is a cancer survivor? According to the National Cancer Institute, an individual is considered a cancer survivor from the time of diagnosis, through the balance of his or her life. Every survivorship experience is unique as they may face challenges during and after treatments. With survivorship research, adverse effects will be controlled, treated, and prevented.

What can you do to support cancer survivors?

You Can Contact A Member of Congress.

  • Contact your members of Congress to make cancer research a national priority. Share your concerns about funding for survivorship research, clinical trial barriers, and the need for better treatments with your member of Congress.
  • Register for the Rally for Medical Research and join advocates from around the country to meet with your congressional representatives to share the importance of funding lifesaving cancer research.

You Can Raise Awareness About Survivorship

  • Tell everyone that June is National Cancer Survivor Month by posting this link to your social media. You can also like, retweet, share, and comment on @AACR and @AACRFoundation social media posts to amplify the message.
  • Share your story! Write a blog, publish an op-ed, or post your survivorship story on social and share how you have benefited from cancer research. Tag @AACR and use the hashtags #ResearchSavesLives and #CelebrateSurvivorship.
  • Upload the National Cancer Survivor Month frame to your Facebook profile picture to spread the word. Search NCSM21.

You Can Learn More About Survivorship

You Can Donate to Lifesaving Cancer Research

You Can Join the AACR Advocacy Community.