Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

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

Mark Your Calendars

March is full of opportunities to learn, share and get involved. Mark your calendars for these upcoming events!

March 1: Livestream the Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Launch

Watch the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable's star studded kick off to Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month live! The event will be live on Facebook and other platforms on March 1 from 2:00 - 3:00 pm Eastern Time. Click here to learn more

March 15: Virtual Lobby Day

Fight Colorectal Cancer is organizing a "Call on Congress" in DC from March 13-15. Learn how you can maximize their impact with social media, phone calls and letter writing. Click here to learn more

March 23: Outreach Day

Join SGNA on Thursday during GI Nurses and Associates Week to celebrate our efforts to prevent Colorectal Cancer on the individual, team and regional level. Click here to learn more

March 28: Webinar Release of New NCCRT Health Plan Handbook on Colorectal Cancer Screening

Join the NCCRT on March 28 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm Eastern Time to learn about the new NCCRT Health Plan Handbook on Colorectal Cancer Screening. Click here to learn more

Take Action

There are countless ways to take action on Colorectal Cancer. Here are just a few ideas from our partner organizations. 

Urge Your Senators to Support the Removing Barriers to CRC Screening Act

Screening colonoscopy is covered under Medicare without beneficiary cost sharing, but if a polyp is removed during screening, the patient is required to pay a coinsurance. This Policy is unfair and confusing to patients and deters screening. 

Contact your representatives in congress to earch them to pass the Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act (S. 2348/H.R. 1070). 

Who is my representative?

Join or Start an Undy Run/Walk

Find an Undy Run/Walk in your area. Click here to learn more

Don't see one in your area? Get a group together and start your own! Click here to learn more.

Become a Grassroots Advocate with Fight Colorectal Cancer

Fight Colorectal Cancer will provide you the tools and knowledge to make an impact with legislators and in your community. Click here to learn more

Take the 80% by 2018 Pledge

The pledge represents a commitment to work towards increasing the number of people screened for colorectal cancer and substantially reducing colorectal cancer as a major public health problem. Click here to learn more

Declare March Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Tell your governor to declare March Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Click here to learn more

Prevent Cancer Foundation's Advocacy Toolkit

Download this toolkit full of federal and state advocacy resources, tools and media by clicking here

Spread the Word/Patient Resources

Send eCard reminders to get screened!

American Cancer Society Helpline

The American Cancer Society can help people with cancer and their loved ones find programs and services to manage their lives through treatment and recovery, as well as the emotional support they need. Interested parties can call 800.227.2345 or click here to learn more

Find Community Health Centers

Community Health Centers provide many services regardless of insurance status. Patients can find community health centers by clicking here.

Social Media

Share Your Stories

The National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT) wants to hear your screening stories as well as your peers and patients. Spread the word and learn how to submit your story by clicking here

Be a Social Media Champion

Fight Colorectal Cancer has all the tools you need to take social media by storm this March. Click here to learn more

Share "Get Screened" Messages from your Favorite Celebrities

All March long Katie Couric will be sharing videos of celebrities spreading the word to get screened. Share the videos on Facebook and Instagram.

Share this "Screening Quiz"