March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month offers a perfect opportunity to talk to patients about colorectal cancer screening. Colorectal cancer remains the nation's second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths for men and women. It is estimated that there will be 4,510 cases of colorectal cancer in Michigan in 2018, with an estimated 1,670 people dying from the disease, according to the American Cancer Society.
Early detection is key to discovering cancer before a person experiences any signs or symptoms. Regular screenings save lives by identifying cancers when they are most curable
and treatment is most likely to be successful. Physicians can help by initiating conversations with patients on the importance of screenings.
The Physician Alliance created a patient education poster related to colorectal cancer screening. To download the poster,
complete the online order form
to have copies mailed from TPA.
The Michigan Cancer Consortium offers
, including social media templates and resources for testing and uninsured patients.