COLON CANCER

  • Despite being a preventable disease, colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among men and women in the United States.
     

  • 1 in 20 people will be diagnosed with colon cancer in their lifetime.
     

  • 60% of all colon cancer deaths could be prevented with regular screening.
     

  • Colon cancer can be prevented through early detection and removal of pre-cancerous polyps. Therefore, it is important to be screened for colon cancer at the appropriate age. It is important to talk to your doctor about your risk for colon cancer and when and how frequently you should be screened.

 

Our goal

To increase colon cancer screening among the medically underserved and uninsured and underinsured Georgians.

 

How we get there

Through our Georgia Colon Cancer Prevention Project, we educate and empower health care providers at Georgia’s community health centers to implement a successful colon cancer screening program to save lives.
 

Identify each health center’s barriers to colon cancer screening and develop a tailored colon cancer screening action plan to overcome these challenges.
 

Engage patients through educating them on how colon cancer screening tests can improve their health and quality of life.

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