October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, during which advocates, patients and survivors come together to raise awareness for the disease. Colon Cancer Alliance wants to remind women that it is important to stay up to date with all of their screening recommendations - including screening for colon cancer.
Screen This Too! is a campaign launched in 2014 by CCA to ensure that women are just as focused on the prevention of colon cancer as they are for breast cancer during the month of October.
Research shows that nearly three quarters of women in the U.S. across demographics comply with breast cancer screening, while only 55% of women report that they get screened for colon cancer as recommended.
CCA wants to close that screening gap by reminding women that staying up to date with colon cancer screening is just as important as keeping up with routine breast exams. So when you go to schedule your mammogram, schedule your recommended colon cancer screening too!