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Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Posted 3/06/17 (Mon)

March 2017: Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Dear Fellow North Dakotans:

In our state, 4 in 10 adults are not up to date with their colorectal cancer screening. Whether you are a healthcare organization, worksite, or community organization, we invite you to join us in raising awareness about the life-saving power of colorectal cancer screening this March.

Within this toolkit, you will find a compilation of materials from the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, American Cancer Society, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, and George Washington University. To make these materials most relevant here in North Dakota, we have integrated local information & statistics throughout the toolkit.

The North Dakota Colorectal Cancer Roundtable has been formed in support of 80% by 2018, a national movement in which hundreds of organizations have committed to substantially reducing colorectal cancer as a major public health problem for those 50 and older.

Will you join us in the shared goal of reaching 80% of adults 50 and older screened for colorectal cancer by the year 2018? Please take the first step and sign the 80% by 2018 pledge to demonstrate your organization’s public support of this ambitious national goal.

We thank you for joining us in this life-saving work!

Sincerely,

Dr. Fadel Nammour, MD

Chair, North Dakota Colorectal Cancer Roundtable

Vice President, North Dakota Medical Association 

 

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