March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. In support, The Gypsy Nurse has put together some resources with information. Below you will find this list of Colon/Colorectal Cancer Resources.
According to Cancer.org:
Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States. The American Cancer Society’s estimates for the number of colorectal cancer cases in the United States for 2020 are:
- 104,610 new cases of colon cancer
- 43,340 new cases of rectal cancer
They also state that “In the United States, colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men and in women, and the second most common cause of cancer deaths when men and women are combined. It’s expected to cause about 53,200 deaths during 2020.”
This is not an all-inclusive listing; just a little something to help you get started.
Resources and Organizations:
If there are other resources that you use or know about and would like to recommend, please list them in the comments!