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.

Join the Grassroots Movement

 


The National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable launched the 80% by 2018 campaign in 2014 with the goal to achieve 80% of adults over 50 being screened for colorectal cancer by 2018.

 

There are countless ways to help achieve this goal!

· Take the pledge as a unit.

· Use the 80% by 2018 Guidebook: Effective messaging to reach the uninsured for ideas, resources, and graphics.

· Find ways to get involved as a healthcare facility or community organizer.

 

www.nccrt.org

 

The tools and resources from Fight Colorectal Cancer will empower you to educate your patients and mobilize your community.

 

· Get inspired by the One Million Strong movement.

· Help change policy.

· Share resources with your patients.

· Check out their Resource Library for fact sheets, infographics, videos and more!

 

www.fightcolorectalcancer.org


Spread the Message: Screening Saves!

Send an eCard to friends, family and coworkers! Find templates:

 

· Find reminder eCards at ASGE.

· Find funny eCards at the American Cancer Society.

· Find no-nonsense eCards at the CDC.

· Send a “Screen-A-Gram” from the Prevent Cancer Foundation.

· And more at Healthfinder.org.

Take to social media to reach a wide audience

 

· Fight Colorectal Cancer has tools and a how to guide!

· Checkout this toolkit from the GW Cancer Institute.

· Share this screening quiz to illustrate the effectiveness of screening for colorectal cancer.

 

Follow SGNA on Facebook and get the SGNA App.

Tell your elected officials to take action!

As a GI/endoscopy healthcare professional your voice matters!

 

· Tell your governor to declare March Colorectal Cancer Awareness.

· Read and share the President’s message declaring March Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

Support the Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act of 2015 (SB 624, HR 1220)

 

·Learn about this legislation.

· Find your representatives in congress by clicking here.