Monthly Cancer Prevention Update – March 2022

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Published on March 29, 2022

Make a difference this Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

You may think you’re too young for this sh*t, but colorectal cancer is on the rise in younger adults. Today, more adults under 50 are being diagnosed than ever before. Purchase your Too Young for This Sh*t t-shirt now to support cancer prevention and early detection efforts throughout the month of March (and all year long) to Stop Cancer Before It Starts!®

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Pandemic disrupts cancer screenings

The latest survey from the Prevent Cancer Foundation shows an alarming trend of Americans continuing to miss their routine doctor appointments and cancer screenings. While the Foundation’s previous survey in May 2021 showed more people making it to their appointments, these gains have now been erased for certain age groups and demographics, likely a result of the highly contagious omicron variant that emerged at the end of 2021. Learn more about our latest findings and tips for getting your appointments back on the books. 


Research spotlight: Colorectal cancer

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and we’re highlighting some of the research projects and community grantees supported by the Prevent Cancer Foundation that focus on colorectal cancer. Learn about Dr. Tomotaka Ugai and their work surrounding immune characteristics of early-onset and later-onset colorectal cancers and the Western North Carolina Colorectal Screening Initiative, the only program in its region providing colorectal cancer screening to uninsured individuals. 


Register for the 2022 Prevent Cancer Dialogue

Prevent Cancer Dialogue makes its return in person June 9-10 at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, Va.! If you are a nurse, nurse practitioner or certified health education specialist (CHES), the Prevent Cancer Dialogue can help you meet your goals for continuing education credits. Stay tuned for more information on hours and approvals. Early bird pricing ends March 31—register today!


Prevent Cancer Super Colon makes connections in Michigan

The Prevent Cancer Super Colon hit the road again for the first time since 2019! In honor of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, read about how our September 2021 trip to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan reminded everyone that colorectal cancer is Preventable, Treatable, Beatable!® 



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