Colorectal cancer screening saves lives
Colorectal cancer is the second deadliest cancer in the United States. Yet it's one of the few cancers that's preventable thanks to screening. Here are two reasons why getting checked matters:
- Screening can find the warning signs of colon and rectal cancer, letting doctors take action to prevent the disease.
- Screening can also find colorectal cancer early, when treatment is most effective.
Your voice is powerful! Tell your community about colorectal cancer prevention with these copy-and-paste social media posts.
This National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, make a gift to honor a patient, caregiver, or friend.
Shop the Alliance's store for swag, including T-shirts, buttons, and more! Bring attention to colorectal cancer wherever you go.
By wearing blue, you bring awareness to colorectal cancer and support our work — as well as honor all who are impacted by this disease.
Free colorectal cancer brochures
Raise awareness in your community. Order colorectal cancer brochures to promote awareness and provide support for patients and caregivers. Get 100 copies of each brochure for free!
Download the March Awareness Toolkit
You can raise awareness about colorectal cancer and the importance of getting checked. Download the Alliance's March Awareness Toolkit for a jump-start on content creation. Find messaging, videos, images, and more!
About National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
If colorectal cancer is highly preventable with screening and highly treatable when caught early, then why is colorectal cancer the second deadliest cancer in the U.S.?
It’s a great question with a complicated answer. A lack of knowledge about prevention and limited access to screening has a lot to do with it, and a third of people who could get checked don’t. A missed or delayed screening gives colorectal cancer a chance to grow and become more dangerous long before symptoms appear.
National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month began in 2000
To raise the profile of this disease and encourage screening, President Clinton designated March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in February 2000. Since then, it has grown to be a rallying point for the colorectal cancer community where thousands of patients, survivors, caregivers, and advocates join together to spread colorectal cancer awareness.
Getting checked can’t wait. This March, join the Alliance in saving lives through prevention awareness.
BlueHQ is a personalized support hub with direct access to the Alliance's universe of tools, resources, and peer communities to improve your path with colorectal cancer.
Need to talk to someone? Call the Alliance's toll-free Helpline at (877) 422-2030 to speak with one of our certified patient and family support navigators.
Take our free screening quiz to learn how and when you should get checked based on your individual risk factors.
Donate during National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Help us support colorectal cancer patients, survivors, family members and caregivers with the resources they need.
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