Make That Call For Colon Cancer Screening

NEW YORK (CBS 2) — Make That Call is a public awareness campaign being held on March 1-14, 2011, to urge all New Yorkers 50 and older to Make That Call for Colon Cancer Screening.

Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in New York City and in the United States — but it doesn’t have to be. In honor of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, New York City organizations, businesses, and individuals are joining together to urge all New Yorkers 50 and older to call their doctors and get screened for this highly preventable, highly curable cancer.

In New York City, about two-thirds of men and women 50 or older have had their colonoscopies. If you’re 50 or older, call your doctor today to schedule an appointment for colon cancer screening.

For more information on colon cancer or the Make That Call campaign, please visit www.MakeThatCall.org

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  1. Jacob says:

    Yes. I have to find $1.500 for test….

    1. I Love NYC says:

      Most insurance companies cover screening colonoscopy. If you are a NYC resident and are uninsured or underinsured, you can get a low-cost or free (if income-eliglble) screening colonoscopy at any one of NYC’s public HHC hosptials. NYers can call “311″ to get more information about this.

  2. amaris says:

    So true- thats why a universal health care is needed – only those with JOBS AND GOOD ONES- Can get tested. This country is so backwards!!

  3. ThreePTJobs says:

    How stupid this is! Only those with health-care plans, either from employers or welfare, can be tested. The vast number without health-care are ignored.

    1. I Love NYC says:

      This is a New York City based campaign. Uninsured or underisured NYers can get a low-cost or free (if income-eliglble) screening colonoscopy at any one of NYC’s public HHC hosptials. NYers can call “311” to get more information about this.

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