Cancer Center experts assist in colorectal cancer call-in

March 14, 2011

University of Colorado Cancer Center experts participated in a colorectal cancer awareness call-in line at Channel 7 between 4 and 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8. Drs. Csaba Gajdos and Neil Toribara and Susan Rein, RN, from the Colorado Colorectal Screening Program, took part alongside three gastroenterologists from Rocky Mountain Gastroenterology Association.

“This was a great opportunity for us to talk to people about the importance of discussing screening with their health care provider, since colorectal cancer can often be prevented and found early when most treatable by routine screening,” explains Teri Spector, media and awareness coordinator for the Colorado Colorectal Screening Program. “Since several of the callers were uninsured, we were able to let them know about assistance for screening through the Colorado Colorectal Screening Program.”

More than 60 people called into the station to ask questions about colorectal cancer. The call-in also helped raise awareness of colorectal screening as part of March Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

Photo: From left, Csaba Gajdos, Susan Rein, Neil Toribara