Why Colon Cancer?
Because Colon Cancer is preventable!
We believe colorectal cancer is a senseless killer and Dr. Nandi continues to diagnose it far too often in his practice. Our team provides education and support for patients and families, caregivers, and survivor to raise awareness and prevent this preventable and deadly disease. We are passionately determination to dramatically decrease the incidence of Colon Cancer and we KNOW we will see an end to this senseless disease in our lifetime.
What is Colon Cancer?
Colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum), when discovered early, is highly treatable. Even if it spreads into nearby lymph nodes, surgical treatment followed by chemotherapy is highly effective. In the most difficult cases — when the cancer has spread to the liver, lungs or other sites — treatment can help make surgery an option for many, as well as prolonging and adding to one’s quality of life. Research is constantly being done to learn more and provide hope for people no matter what stage their cancer is in.
Most colorectal cancers develop first as polyps, which are abnormal growths inside the colon or rectum that may later become cancerous if not removed.
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the US and the second leading cause of cancer death. It affects men and women of all racial and ethnic groups and is most often found in people 50 years or older. However, incidence in those younger than 50 is on the rise. This disease takes the lives of more than 50,000 people every year; we’re here to educate people on how to prevent this disease and lower that statistic.
Where is your money going?
Financial Contribution is also made to The Colorectal Cancer Alliance