2023 Cancer Awareness Days & Other Important Dates

It can be difficult to keep track of all the cancer Awareness dates in a year, so we have compiled a complete list of awareness days and other important dates in the US in 2023 for you. Scroll to the bottom of our list to download our 2023 calendar that includes all of these dates! 

Cervical Cancer AwarenessMonthTeal/White
National Cancer PreventionMonth 
Gallbladder and Bile Duct Cancer AwarenessMonthKelly Green
World Cancer DayFeb. 4 
National Donor DayFeb. 14


National Caregivers DayFeb. 17


Rare Disease DayFeb. 28 
Colorectal Cancer AwarenessMonthDark Blue
Multiple Myeloma Action #MyelomaACTIONMonthMonthBurgundy
National Kidney Cancer AwarenessMonthOrange
Lymphedema AwarenessMonthTurquoise-blue
Triple Negative Breast Cancer DayMar. 3 
World Lymphedema DayMar. 6 
Anal Cancer Awareness DayMar. 21 
Testicular Cancer AwarenessMonthOrchid
Esophageal Cancer AwarenessMonthPeriwinkle
Head and Neck Cancer AwarenessMonthBurgundy/Ivory
National Minority Health AwarenessMonth 
Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness WeekApr. 2-8 
Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Awareness WeekApr. 3-7 
World Health DayApr. 7 
National Infertility Awareness WeekApr. 23-29* 
Bladder Cancer AwarenessMonthMarigold/Blue/Purple
Brain Cancer AwarenessMonthGrey
Melanoma and Skin Cancer AwarenessMonthBlack
National Cancer ResearchMonth 
National Mental Health AwarenessMonth 
Oncology Nursing Month 
National Nurses DayMay 6 
National Nurses WeekMay 6-12 
World Ovarian Cancer DayMay 8 
Women's Health WeekMay 14-20* 
Men's HealthMonth 
National Cancer SurvivorMonth Lavendar/Purple
PTSD AwarenessMonth 
National Cancer Survivor's DayJun. 4 
Men's Health WeekJun. 12-18 
PTSD Awareness DayJun. 27 
Sarcoma/Bone Cancer AwarenessMonth 
GIST Awareness DayJuly 13 
Glioblastoma Awareness DayJuly 19 
National WellnessMonth 
World Lung Cancer DayAug. 1 
National Grief Awareness DayAug. 30 
Blood Cancer AwarenessMonth 
Childhood Cancer AwarenessMonthGold
Gynecologic Cancer AwarenessMonthPeach
Hodgkin's Lymphoma AwarenessMonthViolet
Leukemia AwarenessMonthOrange
Lymphoma AwarenessMonthLime Green
Ovarian Cancer AwarenessMonthTeal
Prostate Cancer AwarenessMonthLight Blue
Thyroid Cancer AwarenessMonthTeal/Pink/Blue
World Suicide Prevention DaySep. 10 
National Women’s Health & Fitness Day Sep. 27 
National Previvor DaySep. 27* 
National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer    Sep. 24 - Oct.1* 
Breast Cancer AwarenessMonthPink
Liver Cancer AwarenessMonthEmerald Green
World Hospice & Palliative Care DayOct. 8* 
World Mental Health DayOct. 10 
Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness DayOct. 13 
National Mammography DayOct. 20 
Carcinoid Cancer AwarenessMonthZebra Stripe
Lung Cancer AwarenessMonthWhite
National Family CaregiversMonthPlum
Pancreatic Cancer AwarenessMonthPurple
Stomach Cancer AwarenessMonthPeriwinkle
World Pancreatic Cancer DayNov. 17 
International Day of People with DisabilitiesDec. 3Zebra Stripe

*Dates Unconfirmed 


Get a free downloadable 2023 cancer awareness calendar containing monthly visuals of the dates listed above.

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