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