Thank you for spreading the word about the importance of colorectal cancer screening!
The Cancer You Can Prevent campaign informs people that colorectal cancer is the second most deadly form of cancer, but it can be prevented by screening. Everyone over the age of 50 (45 for African Americans) should be screened for colorectal cancer even if they don’t have family history or symptoms.
People are most likely to get screened if they are encouraged by someone else who has been screened. Please encourage your congregation, co-workers, neighbors and loved ones to talk about their experience!
We have materials available to help spread the word, including:
- Handouts for use in faith service bulletins, newsletters, employee mailboxes, etc.
- Content for newsletters, websites and social media
- Posters and fliers to print out and use in community spaces, workplaces, clinics and other locations.
Together we can save the lives of thousands of Oregonians!
I was checked for colon cancer at the age of 39, after fatigue, blood in stool and after a massive loss of weight. I never thought of colon cancer because there is no family history of it in my family. January 28th 2011 changed my life and my wife’s as well as our families for ever. I was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer. After chemo, radiation and surgery to give me a permanent colostomy. I am 2 years cancer free. I truly believe we all need screening for this type of cancer and other type’s sooner. I am back to working full time and enjoying life with my wife, family and friends to the fullest. I suggest, do not ever use the phrase (that can not happen to me). Go get screened. – Earl Buck III