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Two Kinds of Free Screening – Finish the Fight Friday 3-6-15

Queen’s Colon Screening Fair with partnership of Queen’s Cancer Center

Queens Colon Cancer March 2015 Map KEEP YOUR Colon HEALTHY
Friday, March 27, 2015 • 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Queen’s Medical Center, Punchbowl, 1301 Punchbowl St., Harkness Courtyard

Travel your way through the fair! You will be guided to stations where you will be provided with facts on why colon cancer awareness is so important. Don’t forget to get your healthy colon boarding pass stamped at each station. Collect all eight stamps to complete your healthy colon travel for a chance to WIN a $200 Hawaiian Airlines Gift Card! Colo-rectal cancer arises from pre-cancerous growths or polyps that grow in the colon. When detected early, polyps can be removed, halting their progression to colo-rectal cancer. Remember, prevention is powerful. You can download the flier here.

March is colon cancer awareness month. For more information on this highly preventable cancer, read more here at cancer.org.


 

Empereor of All Maladies PatientAnd for a totally different kind of screening….

This one is for your eyes, ears and brain! You can screen the trailer to the new PBS video “Emperor of All Maladies” now live at PBS.  THE STORY OF CANCER: The Emperor of All Maladies (link to trailer) examines cancer with a cellular biologist’s precision, a historian’s perspective and a biographer’s passion. The series artfully weaves three different films in one: a riveting historical documentary; an engrossing and intimate vérité film; and a scientific and investigative report. For local, free full-length screenings of the PBS special on March 25, please visit the PBS Hawaii Eventbrite page.


 

Coming up next in ACS special events, get ready for:

March 7 Relay For Life of UH Manoa

March 13 Relay For Life of UH Hilo

March 21 Hoedown for Hope, Lihue Kauai

 

Queens Colon Cancer March 2015 Flier

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American Cancer Society Board Member Spreads the Word About Colon Cancer Screening

Dr. Richard Smith, American Cancer Society Hawaii Pacific Board Member, made an appearance on Sunrise-Hawaii News Now to talk about colon cancer screening.  Click here for a link to the video.  Thank you, Dr. Smith, for sharing this important message!

For more information and guidance on colon cancer, please visit cancer.org/colon.

 

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You have the power to help finish the fight against colon cancer

Colon Cancer Awareness MonthColon cancer is not the easiest topic to discuss, or bring up. That’s one reason why, during National Colon Cancer Awareness Month, the American Cancer Society wants to share some of the basic facts and latest good news about this preventable, treatable, and beatable disease.

  • Colon cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in men and women in the US, as well as the third leading cause of death for men and women.
  • Colon cancer (formally known as colorectal cancer) almost always starts with a polyp – a small growth on the lining of the colon or rectum.
  • Colon cancer can be prevented by finding and removing polyps before they become cancerous and is highly treatable when found in its early stages.

Colon cancer is one of only two cancers that can actually be prevented through screening (cervical cancer is the other). About half of all colon cancer deaths in the US could be prevented each year if everyone age 50 and older got screened for the disease. The American Cancer Society recommends everyone age 50 or older talk to their doctor about getting tested and about which test is right for them, even if there is no family history of the disease. Yet even if you’re several decades away from turning 50, it’s not too early to talk to your family about any relatives who have had colon cancer, because you may need to start getting tested earlier.

Since colon cancer nearly always begins with a polyp, getting tested is crucial. In addition to getting tested, you can take a few simple steps to help stay well and reduce your risk of colon cancer. It’s important to maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle by:

  • Getting active: With regular physical activity most days of the week
  • Eating right: Choosing vegetables, fruits, and whole grains; limiting red and processed meat, including pork and lunch meats; and limiting the amount of alcohol you drink to no more than two drinks per day for men and one drink per day for women
  • Kicking the habit: Quitting or avoiding smoking and other tobacco products

Today, more Americans are surviving colon cancer than ever before. To learn more about how to reduce your risk or find colon cancer early, call your American Cancer Society anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org/colon.