The Challenge


Get the Facts!

Of cancers affecting both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States.

Estimated new cases of colon and rectal cancer in the United States in 2013 are:

  • New cases: 102, 480 (colon); 40,340 (rectal)
  • Deaths: 50,830 ( colon and rectal combined)

Source: National Cancer Institute

Talk to your family and your doctor

You may be at increased risk for colorectal cancer if you or a close relative have had colorectal polyps or colorectal cancer, if you have inflammatory bowel disease or if you have certain genetic syndromes.  If you think you are at increased risk, ask your doctor at what age and how often you should be screened.


Get Screened

Screening is recommended for men and women beginning at age 50.

Colorectal cancer often can be prevented.  Screening helps find precancerous polyps so they can be removed before they turn into cancer.


Answer The Challenge

We invite you to answer the challenge with us!

How? It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3.

  1. Get the facts about colon cancer. 
  2. Talk to your family and your doctor.
  3. Get screened for colorectal cancer.

Tamsen, Dr. Steve, Lionel and Dan have answered the challenge.

Now it’s your turn! Share with us how you are answering the challenge to learn more about colorectal cancer prevention!

We will feature your stories and photos in the Answer the Challenge blog.



July 31, 2014
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About the Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation

The Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation (CCCF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to a World Without Colorectal Cancer.

  • Building Awareness

    Actively participating in public awareness events and community based groups in order to build awareness of genetic risk factors, the importance of annual screen­ing and prevention.

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    Sponsoring Prevention Programs

    Sponsoring prevention programs that serve New York City and one or more elements of the mission of the CCCF.

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    Supporting Screening Services

    Raising and disbursing funds to programs that provide screening services for uninsured clients and assist them in obtaining services and support to maximize their ability to overcome cancer.

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    Funding Research

    Providing financial support to in­dividuals and organizations that are leading innovative research programs for the prevention and cure of colorectal cancer.

  • Allying with Health Professionals

    Creating strategic alliances and partnerships with health profes­sionals and community organi­zations to exchange experiences, develop approaches to improve services, and increase screenings and influence policy makers.