Proud Sibling Moment
Upon the announcement that cancer rates overall, and colorectal cancer deaths specifically, have noticeably declined
, I give you the Colorectal Cancer Coalition
. They are a Washington DC based patient advocacy lobby that is incredibly effective in the trenches of policy making on Capital Hill and with agencies such as the FDA.
And most importantly they are a phenomenal resource for patients and families to educate themselves about the disease and the various option open to those who get a bad diagnoses.
Currently they are in the midst of a new campaign called Cover Your Butt
which asks everyone to call their congresscritters and lobby for coverage of preventative colonoscopy screening to be included in all medical insurance. It is frightening to think that such a simple procedure that can *prevent* cancer from occurring, as well as diagnose and treat the disease, is often not covered by standard healthcare policies.
My connection to this group? The Chair of the Board and founder of this organization is Nancy Roach
, my sister.