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!
My life recently changed when I was diagnosed with gallbladder cancer at age 46. Luckily it was caught and treated in time—Teaching me the importance of early diagnosis. So when two family members were recently diagnosed with colon cancer, I didn’t hesitate to talk with my doctor about scheduling a colonoscopy. I got screened, and my doctor was able to find and remove a polyp right then, before it turned cancerous. I’m so glad I didn’t wait—This screening can save your life!”
Val Ligon – Roseburg