Colon Cancer Resources

Colorectal Cancer is among the most treatable cancers if diagnosed at an early stage, and it’s also highly preventable. Removing polyps identified during screening keeps them from progressing to become cancerous.

The biggest problem is that about one-third of U.S. adults aren’t up-to-date on their screening. That’s why Mayo Clinic has joined with other organizations in the Countdown to 2018 initiative, with the goal of reaching 80 percent screening compliance by 2018 (#80by2018).

Join Us Live

We’re kicking off Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month on Wednesday, March 1 with a celebrity-packed event from The Hard Rock Café in Times Square. Register for the 2 p.m. EST live stream, and join us at 1 p.m. EST for a live “Blue Carpet” Facebook Live video preview on the Mayo Clinic Facebook page.

We'll also be broadcasting the Countdown to 2018 program from 2-3 p.m. EST on the Mayo Clinic channel on Periscope. Watch for the tweet from Mayo Clinic announcing the start of the broadcast.

Mayo Clinic is helping to develop newer, more convenient screening options, as well as advanced treatments:

Learn more about colorectal cancer diagnosis and treatment at Mayo Clinic.


Mayo Clinic Promotes Colorectal Cancer Screening and Awareness

Mayo Clinic has a longstanding commitment to promoting appropriate screening for colorectal cancer. Last year we streamed the first live colonoscopy on Periscope (the #ScopeScope), to demystify the screening process:

In 2015, Mayo Clinic joined Fight Colorectal Cancer’s #StrongArmSelfie campaign to promote screening and awareness by producing this video to accompany “Stronger Than That” – the anthem written and performed by Craig Campbell, a country music star and Fight CRC spokesperson.

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Share Your #ScreeningStory on social media to encourage your friends to get screened, and check out other ways you can participate.