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against colon cancer. The star represents the memory of those people whose lives have been lost to the disease and the shining hope for a future free of colon cancer.



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Colorectal Cancer Educational Videos

Colonoscopy


The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy doctors walk viewers through a colonoscopy with a real patient from preparation instructions to what happens during the procedure and what to expect after the exam.

Colonoscopy: What Patients Can Expect Before, During and After a Procedure

Colorectal Cancer Myths


ASGE has produced an educational video dispelling colorectal cancer myths. To learn the facts about this disease from an ASGE physician, click on the links below.

Colorectal Cancer Public Service Announcements


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“Staying Healthy for Family”
Kathy Ireland has partnered with ASGE on a new Public Service Announcement to encourage those 50 and over to undergo screening for colon cancer. “Everyone wants to stay healthy for their family and part of a healthy lifestyle if you are 50 or over includes getting screened for colon cancer,” said Kathy Ireland, Chair, CEO and Chief Designer for kathy ireland Worldwide®. “As a wife, mother of three and business owner, I know how hectic life can get, but I took time out of my busy schedule to get screened for colon cancer. I’m delighted to be partnering with ASGE to encourage colon cancer screening. If like me, you are 50 or over, or you have a family history of colon cancer, please talk with your doctor about getting screened; it could save your life.”

This PSA was made possible by a grant from the ASGE Foundation.


“Help Catch a Killer”

This video was created by ASGE Trainee Member Scott A. Larson, MD, PhD, University of Texas Medical Branch and chosen as a recipient of the 2014 ASGE Community Outreach Award for Trainees. The Community Outreach Award for Trainees is aimed at recognizing Trainee doctors for doing good works in their community related to digestive health. The 2014 award is for raising awareness about colon cancer screening and prevention through the creation of a short patient education video.  

 

“It’s Easy. Just Ask.”

This video was created by ASGE Trainee Member Tobias Zuchelli, MD, Drexel University College of Medicine and chosen as a recipient of the 2014 ASGE Community Outreach Award for Trainees. The Community Outreach Award for Trainees is aimed at recognizing Trainee doctors for doing good works in their community related to digestive health. The 2014 award is for raising awareness about colon cancer screening and prevention through the creation of a short patient education video. 



"Act Now"
This video was created by ASGE Trainee Member Victoria Gomez, MD, Mayo Clinic Florida, and chosen as the recipient of the 2013 ASGE Community Outreach Award for Trainees. Her colon cancer awareness video urges patients to “Act Now” and get screened for colon cancer. The Community Outreach Award for Trainees is aimed at recognizing Trainee doctors for doing good works in their community related to digestive health. The 2013 award is for raising awareness about colon cancer screening and prevention through the creation of a short patient education video.


Catch a Killer: Get Screened for Colon Cancer
Starring CSI:NY actor Hill Harper. The PSA reminds African-Americans to get screened for colon cancer. Guidelines suggest that those at average risk begin screening at age 50, however, some studies have shown that African-Americans are more frequently diagnosed with colon cancer at a younger age, leading some experts to suggest that African-Americans should begin screening at age 45.

This PSA was made possible by a grant from Fujinon Endoscopy, a division of Fujifilm.

ASGE's screen4coloncancer.org Public Service Announcements



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