Summer is almost over. (frown) The back to school bug is in the air. September is just around the corner. You know what that means? Yep. You got it. Thyroid Cancer Awareness month is almost here. So I’m taking a moment to be proactive and get this virtual pep rally going!
Let me start by giving you some of the history behind Thyroid Cancer Awareness month. According to the Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association (ThyCa), “Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month is a worldwide observance, sponsored and initiated by ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association. It began in 2000, as a week in September. In 2003, it expanded to the whole month of September…Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month promotes thyroid cancer awareness for early detection, as well as care based on expert standards, and increased research to achieve cures for all thyroid cancer. People and organizations in 55 countries around the world take part.”
As a thyroid cancer survivor, I am on a mission to spread awareness and do my part to help others. This blog gets the word out about thyroid cancer, cancer survivorship and more. Are you playing a part to spread awareness? If you need some tips, take a look at ThyCa’s 10 Tips on How to Help.