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Buddy Check9: Colorectal Cancer Awareness on March 9Buddy Check9: Colorectal Cancer Awareness on March 9 March 9 is Buddy Check9 day. This month we are focusing on Colorectal Cancer. March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer is cancer that forms in the colon or rectum and affects both men and women. It is the second leading cancer killer in the US, but it doesn’t need to be with screening.
Woman shares how Buddy Check9 helped detect cancerWoman shares how Buddy Check9 helped detect cancer This week 9NEWS heard from a woman who says the Buddy Check9 program helped save her life.
Relaunch of the Buddy Check9 programRelaunch of the Buddy Check9 program Buddy Check9 is a program that encourages people to find a ‘buddy’ to call and remind him/her to get screened or checked for a cancer or illness. On the 9th of every month, we will highlight a different cancer or illness: symptoms, treatments and prevention. A buddy can be a family member, colleague or friend. With education and resources, we hope to empower individuals when dealing with their health.
- Buddy Check9 has been a part of 9NEWS for more than 20 years.
The idea behind the Buddy Check9 program is quite simple. On the 9th of every month, we ask women to do a monthly breast self-exam and then call their "buddy" to remind her to do the same. Their buddy can be a family member, colleague or friend. Hundreds of women have found lumps; the majority of them are not malignant. Our hope is that cancer is discovered in its early stages, when it is most treatable.
Helpful LinksAmerican Cancer Society
ACS: Early Screening Tips
AMC Cancer Research Center
Breast Cancer Network
Breast Cancer Network of Strength
Living Beyond Breast Cancer
National Breast Cancer Coalition
National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations
National Cancer Institute
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation: Denver Metropolitian
Race for the Cure
University of Colorado Cancer Center
For More Information
AMC Cancer Research Center
Cancer Information and Counseling Line
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday
American Cancer Society
Cancer Answer Line
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Cancer Information Service
TTY (for deaf and hard of hearing callers)
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday
Colorado Cancer Coalition
1385 S. Colorado Blvd.
Building A, Suite 622
Denver, CO 80222
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