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Colorectal Cancer

What is the Colorectal Cancer Control Program?

Posted by Janet Hudson on February 16th, 2011 | No Comments »
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The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is funding a Colorectal Cancer Control Program (CRCCP) across the United States for five years to help 25 states and 4 tribes combine the efforts of their communities and partner organizations to change the face of colorectal cancer screening. The CRCCP's goal is to increase colorectal cancer screening rates among men and women aged 50 years and older from about 64% to 80% in the funded states by 2014. ...

Congressional Butt-In: A New Congress Provides a New Opportunity

Posted by Bethany Biskey, Public Affairs Communications Associate on February 15th, 2011 | No Comments »
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With record cuts across the board in Congressional spending and constituents at home saving each hard-earned penny, this is not a political environment that bodes well for spending increases of any kind.  We know how important prevention is to decreasing our cancer risk and saving healthcare dollars, but does Congress?  With so many new faces on Capitol Hill, they may not. That’s why our Congressional Butt-In is so important, now more than ever! For those of you ...

Part I – The Super Colon Lady Gets A Colonoscopy

Posted by Janet Hudson on February 9th, 2011 | 2 Comments »

So now it’s my turn!  Traveling all over the country with the Prevent Cancer Super Colon™ is my job.  Working to bring educational awareness about colorectal cancer and preventive screening to different venues has allowed me to meet many wonderful people who have shared their experiences about getting a colonoscopy. Generally, you do not hear good stories when you are standing in front of a 20 ft long, 8 ft high inflatable colon. So, as ...

Prevent Cancer Super Colon: In Communities Across America

Posted by Janet Hudson on February 2nd, 2011 | No Comments »
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"Bring the Prevent Cancer Super Colon exhibit to your hometown and help reduce the risk of colon cancer in your community!"  This is the message the Prevent Cancer Foundation has been spreading nationwide since 2005 when it first pioneered the traveling, inflatable, giant colon.  The exhibit is a huge visual attraction wherever it goes, which is part of the impact it has made in hundreds of communities as it raises the awareness of colorectal (CRC) cancer through its interactive displays ...