The Colon Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization registered in New York State and listed by the Federal IRS as a public charity dedicated to reducing colorectal cancer incidence and death. Our mission includes: supporting research into the causes and cures for colorectal cancer; increasing public awareness; educating the public about the importance of early detection; and forming strategic partnerships in the fight against colorectal cancer.
Lack of awareness and knowledge of early-onset colorectal cancer is a problem, but early messaging can help combat the issue.
Surveillance guidelines for hereditary colorectal cancer may be more effective in preventing the disease compared with those intended for individuals with a family history.
It was the drop heard 'round the colorectal cancer world.
The National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable has created a special toolkit to help physicians successfully determine and evaluate family history to detect colorectal cancer at an earlier age.
“Young people, in general, think they are invincible. I certainly did.” Said Stacy Hurt, an early-age onset rectal cancer survivor.