WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 7, 2011 – Fight Colorectal Cancer is pleased to endorse this bipartisan and bicameral legislation that will ensure access to colorectal cancer screening and treatment by authorizing grant funding for states and local health departments. The “Colorectal Cancer Prevention, Early Detection and Treatment Act” (H.R. 912/S. 494) will protect the men and women who are within the recommended age for colorectal cancer screening, but not yet eligible for Medicare.
With an estimated 51,370 deaths last year, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Of the men and women expected to die of colorectal cancer in 2011, 50% could be saved if they were tested earlier.
Screening saves lives in two ways, by preventing cancer when pre-cancerous polyps are.....Find out more information by clicking here!