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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month | ASCRS


March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month! Take this opportunity to promote the importance of colorectal cancer screening, prevention, and treatment. 

There are numerous ways reach out to your patients and your community about the role colorectal surgeons play in the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of this disease.

  1. Utilize the ASCRS Member Colorectal Materials provided on the ASCRS website. There are a variety of ways, from patient education to media opportunities, to educate patients and the public on colorectal cancer.
  2. Watch for the ASCRS’ social media posts to raise public awareness for screening on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Share or retweet these posts.
  3. Promote Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month on your social media platforms.Create your own social media posts and use the hashtags #GetScreened and #Preventcoloncancer. Tag ASCRS with our handle @fascrs_updates.
  4. Purchase new patient education brochures for your office and distribute through local wellness programs or hospital outreach programs. Include your contact information on patient education brochures.