Today, colorectal cancer survivors, caregivers, physicians, and nurses brought their fight against colorectal cancer to Washington, DC. C3 President Carlea Bauman described the importance of their voices in the war against cancer, “colorectal cancer advocates who speak up and demand change will be the ones who make a difference in the fight against this disease.”
Even with advances in screening technology colorectal cancer continues to be the second leading cancer killer of men and women combined. In 2010, nearly 50,000 people in the United States will die from colorectal cancer. The real tragedy is that many of these deaths could be prevented if more people took advantage of colorectal cancer screening and early detection.
Over the next two days, the advocates will hear from experts about current research and cancer control programs aiming to decrease both incidence and mortality rates from colorectal cancer. Read the rest of this entry »