Make That Call for Colon Cancer Screening is a health education campaign being held every March to urge those 50 and older to be screened for colon cancer, and inform those under 50 about colon cancer and its screening methods.
As part of the Make That Call campaign, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, The Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health & Center for Advanced Digestive Care, along with the New York Citywide Colon Cancer Control Coalition (C5), American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA) and New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (NYSGE)
Make That Call to your doctor!
If you are age 50 or older, we urge you to Make That Call to your doctor today to schedule an appointment for colon cancer screening. If you are younger than 50 but have risk factors that increase your risk for colorectal cancer, Make That Call to your doctor to discuss screening at a younger age. With appropriate screening and early detection, this disease is often preventable and highly curable. It's your call. And it could save your life.
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Day
Saturday, March 14: 10:30 a.m - 1 p.m. at the Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center, Columbia University Medical Center
The Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Department of Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center invite you to attend a day of learning and sharing with the experts. You will have the opportunity to interact with renowned leaders in the field of colorectal cancer, receive educational materials and listen to patients share their personal experiences and stories.
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Day is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served, and parking is complimentary. Please bring your family and friends! Register today at columbiasurgery.org/events.
Colon Cancer Screening: The More You Know - A lecture by Felice Schnoll-Sussman, MD Friday, March 20 -12 p.m. at the 92nd Street Y
Colon cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the US, even though it is largely preventable and highly curable with early detection. This lecture will help you understand what colon cancer screening entails, both in terms of the process and what it means for one's greater well-being. Colon cancer screening goes beyond the colonoscopy: multiple types of testing will be covered.
Stay Connected with NewYork-Presbyterian all year long!
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To make an appointment for colon cancer screening in New York call NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital at 877-902-2232 and let them know you are Making that Call for Colon Cancer Screening
Weill Cornell Medical Center
525 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10065
Columbia University Medical Center
630 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
To make an appointment for colon cancer screening outside of New York call The Colon Cancer Alliance Hotline at 877-422-2030 [Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 9:30am – 4:30pm]