Screen This Too!
Did you know that colon cancer is one of the few cancers you can stop before it starts?
Colon cancer screening tests save lives – just like breast exams and mammograms. So we’re asking you to not only remember breast health in October and throughout the whole year, but consider your colon, too.
Similar to breast cancer’s pink ribbon, the nationally recognized blue star represents the eternal memory of those whose lives have been lost to the disease and the shining hope for a future free of colon cancer.
Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. However, when detected early, it’s also quite treatable. A screening test can even detect polyps, and stop the cancer before it starts. As a disease with few obvious symptoms, these life-saving screening tests are exceedingly important.
Colon Cancer Screening: The Facts
Everyone should be screened for colon cancer beginning at age 50. But, if you have a family history of colon cancer, you and your close family members should begin getting regular colon screenings earlier. Take note of other risk factors that may pertain to you, too. Other diseases, such as breast cancer and diabetes, can put you at a higher risk for colon cancer. So when you talk to your doctor about your breast health, make sure you say, “Screen this too!”
Spread the Word, Save a Life
Take a stand against colon cancer with us. Join our fight to increase survivorship by giving your friends this cheeky reminder to go blue while thinking pink!
What better way to spread the “Screen This Too!” message than by wearing it? We’ve made this campaign into female-style Tees and soon-to-come panties, too! Get your Tee here and visit our Facebook page for panty and other merchandise updates.
- What Is Colon Cancer?
- Screening Methods
- Screening FAQs
- Making Time for Colon Cancer Screening: Janet’s Story