AGA is excited to collaborate with Scott Lagasse Jr. of TeamSLR and Screen Your Machine to educate the public about cancer screenings and encourage patients – men and women of average risk – to begin colorectal cancer screenings at age 45.
While colorectal cancer remains the second deadliest cancer among men and women, many people delay or put off this important preventative measure. Encourage your patients to begin colorectal cancer screening at 45 – or earlier depending on family history – and share Lagasse’s firsthand account about how screening saved his life.
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Lagasse, a racecar driver and team owner in the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli, was diagnosed with colon cancer in his early 30s. “I knew something was wrong, so I didn’t waste any time and I went and saw my doctor,” Lagasse said.
Thanks to early detection, he received lifesaving treatment and is a cancer survivor.
“They caught it early and that was my saving grace. The treatment worked, but young-onset colorectal cancer is rising. I wasn’t some outlier.”
Today, Lagasse is driven to educate about the value and importance of preventative cancer screenings through ScreenYourMachine.org and is partnering with AGA to encourage colorectal cancer screenings.
Help your patients take control of their health and reduce hesitancy surrounding cancer screenings by sharing Lagasse’s story on social media.