Piedmont Healthcare Comprehensive Digestive Care Center embraces the shared goal of reaching 80% screened for colorectal cancer by 2018. Along with the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable and the American Cancer Society, our practice recognizes that colorectal cancer is a major public health problem. It is the second leading cause of cancer death, and a cause of considerable suffering among more than 135,000 adults diagnosed with colorectal cancer each year.
However, colorectal cancer can be detected early at a curable stage, and it can be prevented through the detection and removal of precancerous polyps.
PHC Comprehensive Digestive Care Center stands united in the belief that we can eliminate colorectal cancer as a major public health problem. We have screening technologies that work, the national capacity to apply these technologies, and effective local models for delivering the continuum of care in a more organized fashion. Equal access to care is everyone’s responsibility. We share a commitment to eliminating disparities in access to care.
As such, our organizations will work to empower communities, patients, providers, community health centers, health systems, employers and others to embrace these models and develop the partnerships needed to deliver coordinated, quality colorectal cancer screening and follow up care that engages the patient and empowers them to complete needed care from screening through treatment and long-term follow-up.
We ask all of our patients, friends and families to share this message. To encourage everyone to discuss their risks and screening options with their medical providers.
As a thank you during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, everyone who likes or shares this message will be entered into a weekly drawing for a $50 gas card. So please share the pledge to help us prevent colorectal cancer!