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Resources for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Resources for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March 1, 2023

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and the NYCDCCBF would like to offer resources to help you learn more and take action toward prevention and early detection of colorectal cancer.

Click here for a helpful brochure from our partners at Memorial Sloan Kettering (“MSK”), with information including:

  • Risk Factors
  • Symptoms
  • The Importance of Cancer Screening
  • Healthy Habits to Reduce Your Risk
  • Actions You Can Take Today

MSK recommends that people at average risk for colorectal cancer start getting screened at 45. You can take the first step and answer a few questions to get personal screening recommendations from MSK. In less than 5 minutes, you can find out if you are due for any cancer screenings. To start now, please visit

For more information, visit these online resources:

What is Colorectal Cancer:

Colorectal Cancer Statistics:

Screening for Colorectal Cancer:

Questions to Ask Your Doctor:

Please be reminded that the NYCDCC Welfare Fund has a partnership with MSK Direct to provide members and your families the highest-quality cancer programs and services, virtually or in-person, to help navigate your unique journey of screening and prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and life beyond cancer.

If you or a family member are impacted by cancer and would like to discuss treatment options at MSK, call the dedicated MSK Direct phone line for NYCDCC participants and dependents at (844) 386-3368 or visit