We Get By With A Little Help From Our Friends
March 24, 2016 at 4:52 pm
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the US in both men and women – falling just behind breast, prostate, and lung cancers. The American Cancer Society estimates about 49,190 people in the US will die from colorectal cancer in 2016. With this epidemic on our hands, at True Health we have made it our priority to reach out to the community and raise awareness about this disease.
Sometimes, when you want something, you have to ask for it – and that’s exactly what we did. True Health was just awarded – for the second year in a row – the Colorectal Cancer Practice Improvement Program Grant (or CRC PIP Grant for short). This grant was awarded to us from the American Cancer Society to help train our employees and educate our patients about the importance of annual colorectal screenings. When we first applied for this grant in 2014, we received $10,000 and after re-applying in 2015, we received an additional $14,000!
Screenings are the most effective way you can prevent colorectal cancer. If you are over the age of 50, help us help you by calling (407)322-8645 and schedule your colorectal screening today.
The bottom line? Whichever method you choose – get screened!