Make That Call for Colon Cancer Screening is a health education campaign being held every March to urge those 50 and older to be screened for colon cancer, and inform those under 50 about colon cancer and its screening methods.
As part of the Make That Call campaign, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, The Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health & Center for Advanced Digestive Care, along with the New York Citywide Colon Cancer Control Coalition (C5), American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA) and New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (NYSGE) are sharing public health information about colorectal cancer with the goal of increasing screening of at-risk populations, while also communicating with those not yet due for screening about ways to lower their colon cancer risk. The unified Make That Call campaign aims to make the message of colon cancer screening simple, clear, and easy to share with loved ones.
If you are age 50 or older, we urge you to Make That Call to your doctor today to schedule an appointment for colon cancer screening. If you are younger than 50 but have risk factors that increase your risk for colorectal cancer, Make That Call to your doctor to discuss screening at a younger age. With appropriate screening and early detection, this disease is often preventable and highly curable.
Risks that could require earlier screening include:
It's your call. And it could save your life.
Register today for the Colorectal Cancer Awareness Day health fair at Columbia University Medical Center on Friday, March 10. Talk with physicians about risk factors, screening, prevention, new innovations and more, and hear patient perspectives. This event is free and open to the public as well as NYP employees.
This event will be held at NYP/Columbia University Medical Center, Riverview Terrace, 1st floor, at 173 Fort Washington Avenue, New York, NY. Light refreshments will be served, and complimentary parking is available. Advance registration is recommended. If you have any questions, please contact Annmarie Tarleton at (212) 304-7813 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Monday, 3/27 and Thursday, 3/30
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 p.m.
Location: NYP/Weill Cornell, Garden Cafe vending area (basement, near K/F/W elevators)
Individuals' risk of colorectal cancer can be elevated based on a range of factors, including: smoking, obesity, and even diet. But did you know your family history can also put you at an elevated risk for colorectal cancer?
GI faculty, fellows, and genetic counselors will be available to discuss these factors on Monday, March 27 and Thursday, March 30 in the Garden Café vending area at NYP/Weill Cornell, basement level. Visit our table to learn more about how genetics can raise your risk, as well as general info on what you can do to prevent and detect colon cancer at any age.
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For more information on colon cancer screening, visit:
To make an appointment for colon cancer screening in New York call NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital at the numbers below and let them know you are Making that Call for Colon Cancer Screening.
Weill Cornell Medical Center
525 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10065
Columbia University Irving Medical Center
630 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
To make an appointment for colon cancer screening outside of New York call The Colon Cancer Alliance Hotline at 877-422-2030 [Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 9:30am – 4:30pm]