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Message from the President

Welcome to the C4 web site and thank you for taking the time to review this site. The California Colorectal Cancer Coalition (C4) is a nonprofit organization made up of a diverse group of dedicated individuals from throughout California whose mission is to save lives and reduce suffering from colorectal cancer in all Californians.

Colorectal cancer is a common and deadly disease. Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer and the second most common cause of cancer deaths in California. Both the numbers of colorectal cancers and the deaths from colorectal cancer are reduced by screening for colorectal cancer in men and women over 50. Unfortunately, many Californians over age 50 have not been screened for colorectal cancer. Californians are suffering and dying from this disease because they are not getting screened.

We need your help in making sure that all Californians who need screening are screened for colorectal cancer. You can help by using this web site to learn about colorectal cancer. If you are over 50 or in a high risk group, you can review the tests and procedures that screen for colorectal cancer, and discuss the one that would be best for you with your doctor.

You can support our efforts in any way you choose as outlined in the advocacy section. Use this site to encourage your loved ones who need screening to get screened. If you are a health care provider this site has links to information you can share with your patients to be sure they get screened. We encourage you to work with our coalition in any way you desire as listed under Donate and Advocacy. Help us in making sure that all Californians over 50 are screened for colorectal cancer. Screening, that could save their life.

Daniel “Stony” Anderson MD FACP, President California Colorectal Cancer Coalition