PSA – Protect Yourself: Get Screened for Colorectal Cancer
Did you know that more people under age 50 are getting colorectal cancer? Or that COVID-19 delayed cancer screenings for millions of people, and is estimated to have delayed colorectal cancer diagnosis for 19,000 Americans?
• With more than 106,000 new cases expected in the United States in 2022, Colorectal Cancer is the nation’s third-leading cause of cancer death.
• The disease is almost always treatable if caught early and can even be prevented through timely screening.
That’s why it’s vital that your listeners and their doctors connect.
• The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPTF) now recommends colorectal cancer screenings start at age 45.
• Federal law requires private insurers to cover not only colonoscopy – but also virtual colonoscopy.
The more people are aware of virtual colonoscopy, the more people choose to be screened, and the more lives will be saved.
The American College of Radiology®, a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 medical association, and member of the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, has produced a series of 30-second radio public service announcements featuring a prominent physician expert.
Please consider airing these important PSAs. We appreciate any programming time you can spare.
We can also supply a physician expert for news interviews.
Public Affairs Specialist
American College of Radiology