If colorectal cancer is detected early, survival rates are vastly improved.

Sadly, colorectal cancer screening rates are low among Latinos. This makes it the second-most diagnosed cancer in Latino men and women and the No. 3 cancer killer of Latinos.

Good news: You can help change these statistics!

#SaludTues screen to save colorectalFor Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March, let’s use #SaludTues on March 14, 2017, to see how you can prevent colorectal cancer and learn about the National Cancer Institute’s Screen to Save Colorectal Cancer Outreach and Screening Initiative to boost screening among racial/ethnic and rural communities.

  • WHAT: #SaludTues: Screen to Save Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Awareness”
  • TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Mar. 14, 2017
  • WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
  • HOST: @SaludToday
  • CO-HOSTS:The NCI Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (@NCICRCHD); Kaiser Permanente Buena Salud (@KPbuenasalud); NCI Español (@NCIespanol); The Cancer Therapy and Research Center at UT Health San Antonio (@UTHealthCancer); The American Cancer Society California (@ACS_California)
  • SPECIAL GUEST: @CDC_Cancer
  • Optional hashtags: #ScreentoSave, #ColorectalCancer, #ColorectalCancerAwarenessMonth, #Screen2Save

We’ll open the floor to your comments, tips, and stories as we explore:

  • What factors put individuals at risk for colorectal cancer.
  • Learn about the different options for colorectal cancer screening.
  • What you can do to raise awareness and promote screening of colorectal cancer.

See our full Tweetchat schedule.

#SaludTues is a weekly Tweetchat on Latino health at 12p CST/1p ET every Tuesday hosted by @SaludToday, the Latino health social media campaign of the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio and its Salud America! obesity prevention program funded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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