March – European Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March – European Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

#ColorectalCancer is the second deadliest cancer in the #EU. Of the 500,000 Europeans diagnosed with this disease each year, half will die. There is still a lot we can do to shift this trend.

📌 March is #EuropeanColorectalCancerAwarenessMonth and we not only want to draw attention to the main challenges that patients still face, but also how Europe can make a difference in the fight against this terrible disease.

Unfortunately, where a patient who suffers from colorectal cancer lives can still mean the difference between life and death. This is because in the largest and most specialised cancer centres, the probability of survival for up to 5 years is 85%.

The inequalities in cancer care between EU countries are unacceptable and we are fighting in the  

European Parliament

 ‘s Beating Cancer Committee to address these gaps, together with the EU Beating Cancer Plan launched by the  

European Commission


By investing in strengthening health systems and sharing expertise and technology with other countries, we can make a huge difference in #cancer care.

#EUCanBeatCancer #EPP4Health #EUCancerPlan #CRCBeenThere

Digestive Cancers Europe


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