Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

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!

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 – will determine when screening should occur. Talk with your doctor to determine the correct age to begin screening.

Get Involved:

Don't Delay - Start Today! Webinar

Held March 18, 12-12:45pm with Dr. Cathy Eng, and Dr. Reid Ness

Health & Wellness Health Fair

March 23, 11am-1pm, Light Hall North Lobby

Join Health Plus for this free employee event. Speak with various Health & Wellness vendors to benefit your colorectal health. Participate in Nutrition Corner, Know Your Numbers, and Mindful Stretch Breaks (all three count towards Go for the Gold)! All VU and VUMC employees in attendance will receive a t-shirt (while supplies last)!