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: 

Don't Delay - Start Today! Presentation Held March 22, 12-12:30pm in Light Hall 202 

Dr. Reid Ness, Associate Professor will present on the latest updates in Colon Cancer Risk and Prevention. Also available live digitally via TEAMS. Click here to join the presentation.

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Health & Wellness Fair March 22, 11am-1pm, Light Hall North Lobby

Join Health Plus for this free VUMC 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)! VUMC employees who show proof of completion of their annual Health Risk Assessment will gain entry into raffle for $25 gift cards!