Forever United Network

 

FUN Campus Chapter

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Student Campus Chapter for Cancer Awareness

The Forever United Network (FUN), is the student’s campus chapter for cancer awareness and advocacy.  Students in the FUN project will help create an awareness of colorectal cancer (CRC) amongst their peers on campus, at home with family, friends, and neighbors on the benefits of an early CRC screening.  The benefits of an early screening can save a life.  Help spread the word.  For information on your can participate please email us at info@FUtoCancer.org

Colon and Rectum Cancer Rates Rise in Young Adults


The rates for people diagnosed with colorectal cancer at age 50 and above have been steadily declining, while rates increased for people under 50, primarily ages 20 to 34.  The American Cancer Society estimates 132,700 diagnoses for colorectal cancer (CRC), and 49,700 CRC deaths in 2015.

WHY should “I” care?


Because there is a 90% chance of survival with an early screening!  Colorectal Cancer (CRC) is one of the most preventable cancers. 

Although early CRC often has no symptoms, some may still exist, such as:

•Blood in the stool

•A change in bowel habits

•Abdominal pain

•Unintentional weight loss

Aside of family history of CRC, another major factor for CRC is obesity.  However, an early screening can save your life.  Literally! 

A colonoscopy is a screening method that can detect and remove polyps.  It is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure that is painless – you are asleep throughout the procedure.




For A Free or Low-Cost Colonoscopy


To be part of the 90% of survivors, get an early CRC screening.  For information on where to go for free or low cost colonoscopy for a colorectal cancer screening within the NYC 5 Boro’s click here


 

FUN events

email and ask info@FUtoCancer.org




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