Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal cancer starts in the colon or rectum. It's the third most common type of cancer in men and women in the United States. Colorectal cancer is one of the most treatable forms of cancer when it's found early. Screening is the #1 way to prevent it. All adults should be screened for colorectal cancer. Individual risk factors - such as ethnicity, lifestyle, and family history - wil determine when screening should occur. Talk with your doctor to determine the correct age to begin screening. March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

Join with Vanderbilt to:

  • Know the facts!
  • Raise awareness about steps to reduce the risk of getting colorectal cancer - including getting screened!
  • Celebrate survivorship, and honor and remember loved ones!

Get Involved: 

Scope Out Colon Cancer - Awareness, Risk and Prevention Webinar: 
Wednesday, March 27th 12:30pm-1:00pm 
Presented by: Reid M. Ness, M.D., MPH, AGAF
Join via Microsoft Teams here.

Scope Out Colon Health Expo 
Join Health Plus for this free event. March 27, 11am-1pm, in the Light Hall North Lobby. Speak with various Health & Wellness vendors to benefit your colorectal health. VUMC employees in attendance will receive a 32 ounce Water Bottle (while supplies last)!

Scope Out Colon Health Mini-Expos


  • Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital, Cedars Conference Room: March 5, 11am-1pm
  • One Hundred Oaks, 2nd Level Atrium Entrance D: March 14, 11am-1pm
  • Vanderbilt Tullahoma Harton Hospital, Private Dining Room: March 19, 10am-12pm
  • Vanderbilt Bedford County Hospital, Classroom 1101: March 19, 1:30-3pm