University of Colorado Cancer Center experts participated in a colorectal cancer awareness call-in line at 7News television station Tuesday, March 8. Csaba Gajdos, M.D.; Neil Toribara, M.D.; and Susan Rein, R.N., from the Colorado Colorectal Screening Program, took part alongside three gastroenterologists from the Rocky Mountain Gastroenterology Association.
"This was a great opportunity for us to talk to people about the importance of discussing screening with their health care provider, since colorectal cancer can often be prevented and found early when most treatable by routine screening," said Teri Spector, media and awareness coordinator for the Colorado Colorectal Screening Program. "Since several of the callers were uninsured, we were able to let them know about assistance for screening through the Colorado Colorectal Screening Program."
More than 60 people called into the station to ask questions about colorectal cancer. The call-in also helped raise awareness of colorectal screening as part of March Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.