The medical community recently announced that colon cancer is on the rise for people under 50 and tumours are often diagnosed at a more advanced stage. This news opened a much needed conversation about the disease but, for the colon cancer community, it is also incredibly frustrating.
Colon Cancer Canada is the only national charity funding all three key areas of need: research, patient support, and awareness. From a small, family-run charity founded in 1996, CCC has grown into a robust national organization, attracting the attention of many prominent Canadian celebrity ambassadors including Anne Murray, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Darryl Sittler, Neil Crone, and Adam VanKoeverden. Colon Cancer Canada has funded fellowships and research chairs, financed hospital and screening equipment and works to increase awareness about the need for early screening. Colon Cancer Canada provides education and support resources for colon cancer patients, their families and caregivers.
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer and the second most common cause of death from cancer in Canada. It is a highly treatable cancer if it is detected early. Yet, half the people diagnosed will find out too late and most people don't even bother to get tested.
03/08/2016 10:48 EST
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