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Special Coverage

Explore in-depth coverage of key cancer topics.

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National Cancer Survivors Day

Each June, cancer survivors celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day, sponsored by the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation. The event, which includes hundreds of life-affirming gatherings across the US, is a time for the approximately 14 million cancer survivors in the US to celebrate life.

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Don't Fry Day

The Friday before Memorial Day is designated Don’t Fry Day – a day to raise awareness of sun safety and encourage everyone to take steps to protect their skin.

Ultraviolet (UV) rays – from the sun and other sources like tanning beds – are the primary cause of skin cancer. Learn what you can do to help lower your risk.

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Minority Cancer Awareness

Every April the American Cancer Society and other organizations work together to raise awareness about cancer among minorities in honor of National Minority Health Month and National Minority Cancer Awareness Week.

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How the American Cancer Society Fights Colon Cancer

Colorectal cancer (commonly called colon cancer) is the third most common cancer in men and women in the United States, and the third leading cause of cancer death. Learn how the American Cancer Society is fighting colon cancer by supporting patients and survivors, funding new research, and spreading the word about recommended screenings and ways to lower risk.

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50 Years of Fighting Tobacco

It has been 50 years since the landmark Surgeon General’s report linking smoking to lung cancer and other diseases – a report that launched the anti-tobacco movement in the U.S. Learn more about how American Cancer Society research helped establish that link.