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.
Attend the annual Colorectal Cancer Awareness Day at Columbia University Medical Center on Friday, March 23 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Physicians will be on hand to answer your questions about risk factors, screening, prevention, nutrition, new innovations, and more. This event is open to the public with our compliments, and all NYP employees, patients, family, and friends are invited!
This event will take place in the Milstein hospital lobby at NYP/Columbia University Medical Center, 177 Fort Washington Avenue, New York, NY, 10032.
Colorectal cancer, commonly known as colon cancer, is a leading cause of death in the U.S., but can be prevented with early screenings. Join us on Wednesday, March 7 from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. for a lecture by Dr. Robert Burakoff where he will cover what to expect from colorectal cancer screening, and the different ways to decrease your risk and even prevent colon cancer. Q&A time will be available during the session.
This event will take place at the NYP/Lower Manhattan Hospital outpatient practice, 156 William Street, 12th floor. This event is free and open to the public.
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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]