Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

This grey area will not appear in your presentation. Fighting back Against Colon Cancer Presentations prepared by: Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division,

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "This grey area will not appear in your presentation. Fighting back Against Colon Cancer Presentations prepared by: Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division,"— Presentation transcript:

1 This grey area will not appear in your presentation. Fighting back Against Colon Cancer Presentations prepared by: Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division, Public Affairs, Prevention May 2012

2 This grey area will not appear in your presentation. How we’re fighting cancer doing everything we can to prevent cancer funding research to outsmart cancer empowering, informing and supporting Canadians living with cancer advocating for public policies to improve the health of Canadians rallying Canadians to get involved in the fight against cancer

3 This grey area will not appear in your presentation. Overview What is cancer? What is colon cancer? How common is it? What are the risk factors? How to reduce your risk Early Detection and Screening

4 This grey area will not appear in your presentation. Colon Cancer starts in the cells of the colon and rectum slow and predictable growth often treatable when diagnosed at an early stage

5 This grey area will not appear in your presentation. Colon cancer is the number two cancer killer. Yet, it is 90% treatable when caught early.

6 This grey area will not appear in your presentation. How common is colon cancer in Ontario? The most frequently diagnosed cancers for men are: 1.prostate cancer 2.colon cancer 3.lung cancer The most frequently diagnosed cancers for women are: 1.breast cancer 2.lung cancer 3.colon cancer

7 This grey area will not appear in your presentation. Risk Factors We Can’t Control age – particularly after 50 family history of colon cancer having polyps having genetic predisposition inflammatory bowel disease ethnic background – people of Ashkenazi (Eastern European Jewish) descent

8 This grey area will not appear in your presentation. Risk Factors We Can Control diet (red meat, processed meat) alcohol consumption smoking physical inactivity obesity

9 This grey area will not appear in your presentation. Early Detection & Screening Signs & symptoms

10 This grey area will not appear in your presentation. Early Detection & Screening Colon cancer is 90% treatable when caught early. Talk to your doctor or nurse practitioner about colon cancer screening.

11 This grey area will not appear in your presentation. Who should be screened? Average risk men and women 50 and older Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) at least every two years High risk men and women (first-degree relative with colon cancer) Colonoscopies starting at age 50 or 10 years before age of diagnosed relative Other high risk men and women Talk to your doctor about screening

12 This grey area will not appear in your presentation. ColonCancerCheck ColonCancerCheck.ca free province-wide colon cancer screening program screens with FOBT (average risk), colonoscopy (higher risk) FOBT kits available from your doctor or nurse practitioner. Call Telehealth to talk to a nurse about getting the kit. follow-up included Colon cancer

13 This grey area will not appear in your presentation. How to complete an FOBT (Canada)

14 This grey area will not appear in your presentation. Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) Kit

15 This grey area will not appear in your presentation. Be aware of risk factors Know the signs & symptoms Go for screening – when you don’t have symptoms! Fighting Colon Cancer

16 This grey area will not appear in your presentation. For the most up-to-date information: visit call the Canadian Cancer Society Cancer Information Service at Thank you! Presentation prepared by: Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division, Public Affairs, Prevention June 2010


Download ppt "This grey area will not appear in your presentation. Fighting back Against Colon Cancer Presentations prepared by: Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division,"

Similar presentations


Ads by Google