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September is Health Awareness Month!

Updated: Sep 5, 2022

It certainly is Health awarness month, and there are a number of symbols we need to look out for...

Here is what we might see this month:

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month 2022

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and is symbolised by a gold ribbon, worn to commemorate the event. This is an annual international awareness month to raise support, funding and awareness of childhood cancers and the impact for sufferers and families of sufferers of childhood cancer.

Thursday 1st September sees the launch of Urology Awareness Month 2022.

Urology Awareness Month is an annual campaign to raise awareness of urological diseases including prostate, bladder, kidney and male reproductive cancers and non-malignant conditions including incontinence, urinary tract infections (UTIs), erectile dysfunction and kidney stones.

World Alzheimer’s Month is an annual international event, always held in September and run by Alzheimer’s Disease International, (ADI).

The aim of the month is to raise awareness and challenge stigma surrounding Alzheimer’s and dementia. The event has been running since 2012, and September 21st is World Alzheimer’s Day.

Globally there is thought to be poor understanding and a great deal of stigma surrounding dementia, so the work of World Alzheimer’s Month is vital and is growing and targeting the stigma and lack of understanding and knowledge surrounding Alzheimer’s disease and dementia as well as supporting those suffering with the disease.

Every September, Blood Cancer Awareness Month raises awareness and understanding of blood cancers.

There are many types of blood cancer. Each have different symptoms, treatments and prognoses.

September is also National Vascular Disease Awareness Month.

According to the British Heart Foundation, there are over 7.4 million people living with heart and circulatory diseases in the UK. There are an average of 22,000 weekly hospital admissions where a heart or circulatory disease is the main diagnosis, including 2,500 due to stroke and 2,000 due to a heart attack.

Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month and is used as an opportunity to encourage women to become more aware about cancers of the cervix, vagina, vulva, ovaries, and uterus including early detection and prevention.

There is lots to think about in September when it comes to your health!

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