Although it is ninety percent preventable and ninety percent treatable when found early, colon cancer is still the second most cause of deaths from cancer in the U.S. Think about the odds — ninety percent preventable and ninety percent treatable when found early.
Those are great odds, so why is still the second most cause of cancer related deaths? The answer is because people don’t think about it and don’t get tested for it until it is often too late. This article provides some information about how you can help spread the word about colon cancer, including how easy it is to get tested, how preventable it is, how early detection and treatment can save lives, and how a bracelet can help in the fight against colon cancer.
The Buddy Bracelet
The key to changing the number of deaths that occur each year from colon cancer is through education and awareness. You can help spread the word about the importance of detecting colon cancer early by wearing a blue Buddy Bracelet. Introduced to celebrate National Colon Cancer Awareness Month by The Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation along with their fifty-four partners, the Buddy Bracelet is thought of as a powerful form of marketing that will promote awareness of colon cancer to the public.
While there are a sea of bracelets these days that all serve to promote the awareness of different diseases, The Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation still feels that the Buddy Bracelet is a clever method for spreading the message that colon cancer is “preventable, treatable, and beatable.”
The Buddy Bracelet serves as a reminder to the wearer that they should get screened for colon cancer as soon as possible. After the person wearing the bracelet is screened for colon cancer, he or she should give the Buddy Bracelet to someone else. By giving the Buddy Bracelet to a loved one, friend, or associate, the original wearer is passing on awareness and is encouraging the new wearer to get tested. As Buddy Bracelet wearers are tested and then pass on the bracelet, the cycle of awareness spreads.
The theme of the Buddy Bracelet is “wear it and share it because you care.” This message could possibly save thousands of people per year as it works to reduce the number of deaths from colon cancer through awareness.
People At Risk For Colon Cancer
Everyone should start getting regular colon screenings at the age of 50. People with a family history of colon cancer should be tested regularly at a much younger age as recommended by their physician.
People at average risk under the age of 50 should support the Buddy Bracelet by finding out about the medical history of other people in their family and by talking about colon cancer with their physician. In addition, it’s always a loving gesture to remind loved ones about getting screened for colon cancer, especially since some people are embarrassed or intimidated about the screening process. However, they shouldn’t be. It’s painless, fast, simple, and can save your life