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🔵 Join NCDHD for a Colorful Cause: Dress in Blue Day for Colorectal Cancer Awareness! 🔵

Mark your calendars for Friday, March 1st, as we gear up for a statewide movement organized by the Nebraska Cancer Coalition! Together, let's elevate awareness about the importance of colorectal cancer screening during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

Did you know that colorectal cancer ranks as the second deadliest cancer in Nebraska? It might surprise you to learn that our state's rates of diagnosis and mortality from colorectal cancer remain higher than the national average. What's even more alarming is that colorectal cancer now stands as the primary cause of cancer-related deaths in men and the second in women under 50.

But here's the good news: colorectal cancer is preventable, treatable, and beatable! That's why it's crucial for Nebraskans aged 45 and older to speak with their healthcare providers about screening options. Early detection can truly save lives.

Our message is clear: colorectal cancer screening is critical. Symptoms often surface in later stages when treatment becomes challenging. Don't wait - schedule your screening today, says Nebraska Cancer Coalition (NC2) President Dr. Alan Thorson. "Remember, colorectal cancer is preventable, treatable, and beatable - but you won't know if you don't go!"

Taking charge of your health means initiating conversations about cancer screening with your primary care provider. Don't hesitate to advocate for yourself and your loved ones. Physicians and healthcare providers are here to support you every step of the way.

There are several safe and affordable screening options available, including convenient at-home test kits. Reach out to your primary care provider to kickstart the conversation about your family's history of colorectal cancer and screening options.

Join us in showing our support by wearing blue on March 1st and sharing your photos on social media using the hashtags #DressInBlueNE and #FightBackNE. Together, let's make a bold statement and raise awareness about this critical health issue.

About Nebraska Cancer Coalition

The Nebraska Cancer Coalition (NC2) is a nonprofit organization that serves all 93 counties in Nebraska.  NC2's membership and partners include health systems, providers, associations, cancer survivors and individuals. Together we aspire to achieve our mission of connecting people and resources to strengthen cancer prevention, detection, and quality of life in Nebraska. NC2 works towards implementing the goals and objectives of our strategic plan. Our vision is to ultimately Conquer Cancer Together.

Join us in the fight against colorectal cancer. Together, we can make a positive impact! 🌟

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