November is a month known for the pleasure of eating and is the ideal month to raise awareness about gastric cancer. There is a great deal of focus on food, nourishment, and family during the holidays. It can be challenging for people dealing with stomach cancer, especially for those living without a stomach.
In 2010, NSFC successfully championed and celebrated the first official Stomach Cancer Awareness Month in the U.S. The Surgeon General has committed to making Thanksgiving Day National Family History Day, emphasizing the importance of knowing one’s hereditary risks for disease, and clearly one of the risk factors for stomach cancer.
November is Stomach Cancer Awareness Month. However, raising awareness about stomach cancer is important throughout the year!