On Friday, March 5, 2021, MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper will GO BLUE to recognize National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Employees throughout Cooper are encouraged to wear blue that day to show their support and raise awareness about colorectal cancer screening.
Regular colorectal cancer screening exams can find cancer at its earliest stage, when the chances for successfully treating the disease are the greatest. Men and women at average risk for colorectal cancer should get a screening colonoscopy every 10 years beginning at age 50. African American men and women should begin regular screening colonoscopies at age 45. People with an increased risk, such as those with a family history of colon cancer, should consider screening sooner. You can learn more about colorectal cancer risk factors and screening exams here.
On GO BLUE Day, we encourage everyone to share photos of yourself, your coworkers, or your entire unit or department proudly wearing blue. Please remember to wear your mask and maintain physical distance from others if you are in a group photo.
There are several ways you can share your photos:
- Post your photos and messages to Pulse+.
- Email your photos to email@example.com and we can share them on Cooper’s social media accounts.
- Share your photos on your own social media accounts with the hashtag #cooperuniversityhealthcare.
Thank you for helping us raise awareness about the importance of colorectal cancer screenings!