Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

colorectal blue starYou don’t want to talk about it, but we do.

We know it can be hard to talk about colon cancer.  But 80 to 90 percent of the 150,000 cases of colon cancer diagnosed each year in the United States are preventable through screening. Screening colonoscopies let doctors find and remove pre-cancerous polyps before they become cancerous. Talking about it saves lives.

The five fellowship-trained colorectal surgeons at UMass Memorial Medical Center have 31 tips on preventing cancer and information on other colon-related things you probably don’t want to talk about, either.  Click our calendar of tips, below, and come back every day for more. 

If you’re 50 or older, or 40 with a family history of colon cancer, call 855-UMASS-MD today to schedule your screening colonoscopy.  


Colorectal Cancer Calender

Sign up for our program March 16


Colon and Rectal Surgery
67 Belmont Street
Worcester MA 01605
Tel: 508-334-8195

Free seminar

The How, Why, and What Do I Do Now? of Colon Cancer

Monday, March 16, 2015
4:30 – 8 pm

UMass Memorial Medical Center—University Campus

Faculty Conference Room

55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA

Register Below.

Light dinner will be provided.

(Nursing education contact hours have been applied for.)