The Pulse | Friday, March 6, 2020
Resource Roundup: Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
As professionals in the GI nursing and endoscopy field, the SGNA community is well aware of the risk that colorectal cancer poses. Despite its mortality rates, however, it is one of the few cancers that can be prevented through screening.
In honor of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, here is a roundup of resources to help you bring awareness to your patients and become a grassroots advocate in your community.
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Toolkit: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has created a toolkit of resources at your disposal, including information to add to your organization’s newsletter, social media posts and more.
Fight Colorectal Cancer: Fight Colorectal Cancer’s website offers a number of resources, from tips for local and national advocacy, to prevention practices and advice for those living with colorectal cancer.
Hit the Streets in a Fun Run: The Colorectal Cancer Alliance hosts an annual National Undy RunWalk, a family-friendly event that helps raise funds and awareness for those affected by the disease, survivors and those conducting critical research. Learn how you can get involved in your local community.
Get Tips for Reaching Unscreened Populations: Colorectal cancer mortality rates are declining, but there are still populations of adults who go unscreened. Get tips for reaching these populations in this infographic from SGNA.
Get Inspired by Your Peers: Check out SGNA’s Q&A with Stacie Yarbrough Marion of Ben Taub Hospital in Houston. Her family’s history of colorectal cancer was part of the reason she entered the field of GI nursing and endoscopy.
SGNA Advocacy: There are so many other ways to get involved! Keep up to date with advocacy efforts and other resources from SGNA.