We Love… Get Your Rear In Gear!
To end this series on GI imaging, we thought we’d shine a light of hope and health by talking about an organization we love… Colon Cancer Coalition!
This is an amazing group of people dedicated to the knowledge that early detection of colon cancer saves lives! Their mission?
“Empower local communities to promote prevention and early detection of colon cancer and to provide support to those affected.”
Katie Couric, through her own personal loss and resilience, has helped make colorectal cancer a nationally known and talked about issue (and for this we are grateful). The Colon Cancer Coalition reminds us to Get Your Rear In Gear! This program in cities across the US funnels money back into the participating cities, supporting local education and screening efforts. Check for events in your community here.
Early detection is the key to saving lives from colon cancer which is a largely preventable disease – in most cases, colon cancer starts from small growths called polyps. If these are found early, no colon cancer will develop! From a healthy diet and exercise to regular check-ups and knowing the signs of colon cancer, we can all make a difference. Regular screening with colonoscopy at age 50 for folks of average risk can and will make a difference.
Catch up with the Coalition on Twitter. (We follow them too.) Time to celebrate life – and kick cancer’s butt!
Image credit: Katie Couric VF 2012 Shankbone 2 by david_shankbone via Flickr Copyright Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)
Originally published 8/4/14 on diagnosticimagingcenterskc.com.