National Cancer Prevention Month
February is Black History Month and National Cancer Prevention Month (NCPM), a time to focus on what we can do — as a society, in our communities, and as individuals — to unite and take action to prevent cancer
for all people and communities.
Leading scientists, researchers, and health professionals have sounded the alarm that toxic chemicals put into our air, food, water, built environments and the products we use every day are increasingly causing cancer.
We are at a pivotal crossroads: we can and must do more to prevent cancer.
This year for National Cancer Prevention Month, we’re bringing awareness to the intersection of cancer and environmental racism with resources, events, education, and collaborations highlighting the history of Black champions of health and environmental justice and creating equitable action moving forward.
We plan to share the work of Black community members who are making an impact in cancer prevention and environmental justice all February long, as well as focus on four key themes for cancer prevention.
The themes for 2024 are:
- Week 1 – PFAS (aka “Forever Chemicals”),
- Week 2 – Childhood Cancer Prevention & Healthier Homes,
- Week 3 – Pollution, Climate, Health and Equity, and
- Week 4 – Pesticides.
Ways to Get Involved in NCPM
Check out, support and attend some of the educational events and campaigns happening during National Cancer Prevention Month.
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