Make That Call for Colon Cancer Screening

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American Cancer Society teams with New York City health partners for colon cancer screening campaign

 

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New York (March 2, 2012) - March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month and when it comes to getting screened the American Cancer Society is asking New Yorkers to "Make That Call."

Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in New York City and in the United States — but it doesn't have to be. As part of the Make That Call for Colon Cancer Screening campaign, The Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, and Entertainment Industry Foundation’s National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance are collaborating with the New York Citywide Colon Cancer Control Coalition (C5), American Cancer Society, American College of Gastroenterology, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and participating NYC businesses and organizations to urge New Yorkers 50 and older to call their doctors and get screened for this highly preventable, highly curable cancer.

For more information on colon cancer or the Make That Call campaign, please visit www.MakeThatCall.org

Additional Reading:
American Cancer Society guide to colon cancer
Make That Call

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