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Categorized as ‘Colorectal’ in the Preventable Cancers Taxonomy

Listen to your body: A young-onset colorectal cancer patient’s journey

Patrick Beauregard is a 31-year-old Marine corporal who, at age 29, was diagnosed with metastatic colon cancer that had spread to his lungs. With support from his family and his wife, Amanda, he is sharing his story to advocate for more awareness of colorectal cancer among young adults. Patrick and his oncologist, Dr. Kimmie Ng […]

“Too Young for This Sh*t: The Rise of Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer” Webcast

Colorectal cancer is often thought of as an “old person’s disease,” but it’s becoming more common among younger adults (under age 50). On April 22, Congressional Families hosted a live webcast, “The Rise of Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer,” at the National Association of Broadcasters studios to educate the public about this alarming trend and focus the […]

Think you’re “Too Young for This Sh*t?” Think again.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact: Hayley Cooke Hayley.Cooke@preventcancer.org 703-837-3692 Alexandria, Va. — It’s a common misconception that colorectal cancer affects only older people—but today, more adults under the recommended screening age are being diagnosed than ever before. Because younger people may be unaware of risk factors and symptoms of colorectal cancer, those who do have […]

Take action: Help remove financial barriers to colorectal cancer screening

Did you know that colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. today? Your risk for colorectal cancer increases as you age, but the good news is that colorectal cancer is Preventable, Treatable, Beatable® with screening tests (like colonoscopies) that can detect cancer early—or stop it before it even starts. […]

Bay Mills community to explore giant inflatable colon

Media contact: Hayley Cooke Hayley.Cooke@preventcancer.org 703-837-3692 On Thursday, March 14, the Prevent Cancer Super Colon® will be at the Bay Mills Health Center’s Cancer Awareness Healthfair. The Super Colon is an interactive and educational experience where visitors can walk through a twenty-foot inflatable replica of a colon and learn about colon health. Visitors get an […]

FDA approves 23andMe Inc. to distribute direct-to-consumer genetic test for colorectal cancer risk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Hayley Cooke Hayley.cooke@preventcancer.org 703-837-3692 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just approved a new genetic test from the company 23andMe Inc., which will provide direct-to-consumer testing for an increased risk of colorectal cancer. The test evaluates DNA, looking for two genetic changes that indicate the hereditary condition MUTYH-associated polyposis, which is […]

Overcoming the unknown

The UnidosUS conference serves as a meeting and learning environment for individuals within the Hispanic community. The Family Expo that accompanies the conference allows for various organizations to connect with the community as well as provide various goods and services. I worked as a Programs Intern at the Prevent Cancer Foundation® and though it’s hard […]

Patient Groups and Doctors Tell Congress to Pass Medicare Virtual Colonoscopy Coverage

Newswise — Washington (Sept. 19, 2018) – Colorectal cancer care advocacy groups and medical societies are calling on Congress to pass the CT Colonography Screening for Colorectal Cancer Act (S.3465/HR 1298). The bipartisan bill introduced in the US Senate today would provide Medicare coverage for screening CT Colonography (CTC) — commonly known as virtual colonoscopy. Colorectal […]

Men’s Health Month: What should I ask at the doctor’s office?

Men are half as likely as women to go to the doctor in a two year-period and twice as likely to admit never seeing a doctor in their adult lives, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Since one in two men will be diagnosed with cancer in his […]

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® supports American Cancer Society’s new screening recommendations for colorectal cancer

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The American Cancer Society recently released new recommendations for colorectal cancer screening, saying people of average risk of colorectal cancer should begin regular screening at age 45 (previous recommendations said to begin at age 50). The Prevent Cancer Foundation® supports this change, as there has been a significant increase in colorectal cancer diagnoses in […]