March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Preventable. Treatable. Beatable.

Colorectal cancer screening saves lives. It is one of only a few cancers that can be prevented through screening; among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. The risk of developing colorectal cancer increases with advancing age. More than 90 percent of cases occur in people aged 50 or older. Building awareness is an important part of helping to increase screening and decrease mortality rates. Visit the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable Web site to learn more.


Distribute colorectal cancer Blue Star symbol pins to your unit — a symbol of the battle to prevent colorectal cancer deaths. To order visit:

Use a grassroots approach — ask staff members to host tea-and-conversation events.

Send a colorectal cancer screening e-card provided through ASGE to remind your loved ones to get screened.

Organize a lecture during March — Recruit a expert to speak about colorectal cancer screening test options and have a "meet and greet" with the physcian after.

Use traditional means of communication — i.e. facility newsletters, Web site, direct mailings, etc.

Hold a survivor party for former patients and their families — share the challenges and joys.

Send a Screen-A-Gram — Remind your loved ones to get screened by sending a fun personalized Screen-a-Gram. Screen-a-Gram is brought to you by, visit their website for even more way to get involved and save lives!

NCCRT NEWS: 80% by 2018 Campaign

The National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT) is launching an exciting new campaign, 80% by 2018; they are working with dozens of organizations to achieve the goal of 80% screened for colorectal cancer by 2018.

Be on the ground floor as this initiative unfolds, build the movement among your peers, and learn how you can make an impact through the resources below.

NCCRT 80% by 2018 Campaign Communication Guide
In 2014 the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT) launched it's '80% by 2018' campaign with the goal of reaching 80% screened by the year 2018. Find the new Communication Guidebook, infographics, and more on the NCCRT website.