Colorectal Cancer Screening 80% by 2018

March 9, 2015 in Best of Both, healthcare

Colorectal Cancer Screening 80% by 2018 – that is the goal to get more people screenings to save lives.

 

As a healthcare professional, I feel like its important to share this kind of information with readers.  THE most important thing we have above all other things.  So taking care of yourself and those you love is super important.  Please read on and pass along to those you care about!

Colorectal Cancer Screening 80% by 2018

 

This March, join the American Cancer Society’s fight against colorectal cancer and help increase screening rates to 80% by 2018.

The Commission on Cancer and the American Cancer Society have worked together to improve the quality of cancer care since the founding of both organizations in 1913.  As member organizations of the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT), the Commission and the Society are rallying around the Roundtable’s goal of increasing colorectal screening rates to 80% by 2018.

 

Daniel P. McKellar, MD, FACS, Chair of the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, joins Richard Wender, MD,  Chief Cancer Control Officer of the American Cancer Society and Chair of the National Colorectal Cancer Round Table, to discuss the critical  public health goal of reaching 80% colon cancer screening rates by the end of 2018.  Commission on Cancer accredited hospitals can make a significant contribution in reducing the burden of colorectal cancer in the communities they serve through education of the public and community outreach and screening initiatives.

 

The following is the link to the video of Dr. McKellar and Dr. Wender:

The Commission on Cancer 80 by 2018 Initiative

 

 

The Commission on Cancer encourages accredited programs to visit the NCCRT website for information and resources that will help guide the planning process for an effective colorectal screening program based on need. We also encourage you to join the more than 170 organizations who have committed to increasing survival and reducing mortality from colorectal cancer by signing the 80 % by 2018 pledge.

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So take the pledge and pass it along to someone else that you love so they can take it too.  Feel free to check with your local healthcare facility to see if they are participating in the program to collect them or if you are local my facility Mercy Medical Center will gladly accept your pledges!

Disclosure:  Colorectal Cancer Screening 80% by 2018 is a PSA –  public service announcement.  My Best of Both Worlds was not compensated in any form to publish or promote this post.