March Awareness

While 90% of colorectal cancer diagnoses occur in those ages 50 and older, incidence rates are increasing for young people under 50. Although this trend is expected to continue, there are certain things young people can do to take control of their risk levels.

March marks Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month – read Dr. Nurkin’s insights and advice on this disease and its occurrence in young people.

5 Things to Know About Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal Awareness

Colon and rectal cancers, grouped together and often referred to as colorectal cancer, are the fourth most common cancers in the United States among both men and women. A colonoscopy is the most common and effective way to stop colorectal cancer before it starts. Throughout March, Roswell Park raises awareness and honors patients and their families for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

 

From the Cancer Talk Blog

Cancer Talk Live

Colorectal Cancer Talk: Screening for High Risk Patients
On Tuesday, March 24, 2015 three leading cancer experts from Roswell Park answered your questions about colorectal cancer risk during a live, interactive online video chat. Watch a video of the entire broadcast.

Kidney Awareness

In many cases, kidney cancer is asymptomatic and rarely detected in the early stages, making education and awareness crucial. Join Roswell Park as we honor patients and their families throughout March for Kidney Cancer Awareness Month.

Myeloma Awareness

An estimated 30,280 people will be diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2017. March is Myeloma Awareness Month and Roswell Park honors patients, families and caregivers who have been touched by this disease.

 

Nutrition Awareness

Throughout March, Roswell Park stresses the importance of making healthy choices. Proper nutrition and exercise play a vital role in quality of life, especially during cancer treatment. Join us as we celebrate National Nutrition Month.