Though colon cancer is 100% preventable, the American Cancer Society’s Statistics Center labels colorectal cancer as the third leading cause of cancer deaths in both men and women in the United States.
Science Care donors contribute year-round in assisting researchers, oncologists, and gastroenterologists in the fight against these debilitating and often deadly forms of cancer.
Read on to see how the gift of body donation to science is aiding in the fight against colon cancer!
In recent months, Science Care donors have provided researchers the means necessary to:
If you are over the age of 45 or have personal risk factors for disease of the gastrointestinal tract, the CDC recommends you consult your physician to see if a regular screening regimen might be right for you. See CDC prevention tips here.
Science Care body donors have aided in training medical professionals in the proper performance of:
Early detection and treatment are key to a healthier, longer life.
When colorectal cancer has materialized, surgical removal of the affected region may be the best method to prevent further spreading of the cancer.
Science Care donors have helped to revolutionize the performance of colorectal surgery by supporting:
Members of our donor community are helping foster an era of innovation and change related to the ways colorectal cancer is detected and treated, leading us closer to a world where colorectal cancer will be referred to as 100% prevented rather than 100% preventable.
What a legacy these individuals are leaving! You can visit this page to see how body donation to science has impacted other areas of medical research and education.