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About 150,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer.
For Latinos, colorectal cancer mortality rates remain stagnant due to a number of inequities including lack of access to healthy and nutritious food and less access to health insurance and healthcare.
While many do experience symptoms when developing colorectal cancer, some also may not.
Therefore, it is important for Latinos to take measures that can decrease the risk for the disease through making healthy choices, and create healthier environments for healthy lives!
Let’s use #SaludTues on March 7, 2023, to dive into the importance of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
- WHAT: #SaludTues: National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
- TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST (Noon-1 p.m. CST), Tuesday, March 7, 2023
- WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
- HOST: @SaludAmerica
- CO-HOSTS: Fight Colorectal Cancer (@FightCRC), Colorectal Cancer Alliance (@CCAlliance), Prevent Cancer (@preventcancer), Dr. Dulce María Ruelas (@DulceMariaMPH), LatinaStrongFoundation (@LatinaStrongDr), Latinx Voces (@latinxvocesllc) Public Health Maps (@PublicHealthMap)
- HASHTAG: #SaludTues
We’ll open the floor to your comments, tips, and stories as we explore:
- Colorectal cancer risks and symptoms
- How colorectal cancer impacts Latinos
- Ways to decrease the risk of colon cancer for Latinos and communities
Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter in English. Share stories and resources to reduce colorectal cancer among Latinos!
#SaludTues is a monthly health equity tweetchat focused on health equity and the Latino population at 12p CT/1p ET on the first Tuesday of each month. #SaludTues is hosted by the @SaludAmerica program at the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio.