Prevention is a Year-Round Effort
By Sarah Ford on April 7, 2015
Source: Prevent Cancer Foundation
By Emily White, Advocacy Manager for Fight Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal cancer isn’t a phrase that rolls off the tongue easily. It’s not a “sexy” cancer that people like talking about. In fact, I was uncomfortable with the phrase myself for my first few weeks on the job at Fight Colorectal Cancer. I distinctly remember thinking, “Fight Colo…WHAT?!” when listening to a voicemail from our (now) President Anjee Davis asking me to meet her for an interview. Shortly after signing my job contract I asked Anjee if she ever feels strange saying the word ‘rectal’ and with a quizzical look, she answered, “Why should I?”
The feelings that drove my hesitation to say where I worked is the problem with colorectal cancer and why I feel so many aren’t screened.