Colon Prep Center and Susan Cohan Colon Cancer Foundation Unite in a Fight to Save Lives

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Colon cancer can be prevented—yet nearly 150,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. With a goal of saving lives, the Colon Prep Center and the Susan Cohan Colon Cancer Foundation are partnering to get more adults screened for colon cancer.

“More people must get screened for colon cancer,” says Tom Sanders, CEO of Colon Prep Center. “We’re partnering with the Susan Cohan Colon Cancer Foundation to help make that happen.”

The Colon Prep Center and the Susan Cohan Colon Cancer Foundation (Susie's Cause) are joining forces to increase the number of adults in this country who are screened for colon cancer. According to leaders of the two organizations, the ultimate goal of the partnership is to save lives.

“Colon cancer is preventable—but only if adults get routine colonoscopy screenings,” says Tom Sanders, CEO of the Colon Prep Center, a Kansas City-based company that provides nationwide support and education to patients who are preparing for a colonoscopy. “Only half of all adults get screened, though, and each year there are nearly 50,000 colon cancer deaths and almost 150,000 new cases diagnosed. More people must get screened—and we’re partnering with the Susan Cohan Colon Cancer Foundation to help make that happen.”

“The Susan Cohan Colon Cancer Foundation exists to focus on the prevention, early detection, and early treatment of colon cancer through awareness and education,” says Bobby Smith, vice president of the Foundation that is headquartered in Baltimore. “Ninety percent of all colon cancer is preventable, and 90 percent of the Foundation’s resources are dedicated to prevention. Working with the Colon Prep Center, we’ll intensify efforts to raise public awareness about the importance of colonoscopies, provide more in-depth education, and make colonoscopy screenings more accessible to adults in underserved populations.”

Smith and Sanders say their organizations have strengths that complement one another.

“Colon Prep Center’s expertise in the colon prep process is unsurpassed,” says Smith. “By working with many physicians and thousands of patients, they have a streamlined system that allows physician practices to focus on the delivery of medical care, and provides patients with a higher level of communication and support services. Their expertise and patient protocols will contribute significantly to the Foundation’s educational programming.”

Sanders says, “The Susan Cohan Colon Cancer Foundation has an established presence and an outstanding reputation as an organization dedicated to colon cancer prevention. We’re impressed with the Foundation’s prevention and education programs, and with their commitment to raise awareness through their website, social media, and national media campaigns. This partnership makes the most of what we each do best.”

For more information about the Colon Prep Center, visit http://www.ColonPrepCenter.com. To learn more about the Susan Cohan Colon Cancer Foundation, visit http://www.ColonCancerFoundation.org

About the Colon Prep Center:
The Colon Prep Center, a company launched in January 2011, is increasing the number of colonoscopies performed with a revolutionary approach to managing the colonoscopy patient prep process. Through partnerships with G.I. physicians across the country, CPC handles all communication, support, and education for patients preparing for a colonoscopy. Every aspect of the prep process is made as simple and trouble-free as possible, including an option to purchase over-the-counter prep products through mail order, a dedicated customer service phone line, and appointment reminders.

Physicians working with CPC experience a 75-80 percent drop in the number of patients who don't show up for their colonoscopy appointments and a 20 percent decrease in the number of patients who cancel their appointments. Physicians also report that nine out of 10 patients in CPC’s prep program arrive for their colonoscopies with exceptionally clean colons. http://www.ColonPrepCenter.com

About the Susan Cohan Colon Cancer Foundation:
The Susan Cohan Colon Cancer Foundation was founded in 2004, and is named in honor of Susan Cohan, a mother of two young children who was diagnosed with colon cancer at the age of 40, and died two years later. While fighting cancer, “Susie” started the Foundation with her father, David Rodman Cohan, the Foundation’s president.

The Foundation’s mission has not wavered from the vision established by Susie: To be the international leader in colon cancer prevention, support and treatment; to prevent unnecessary suffering and deaths from colon cancer by educate people of all ages, encouraging prevention; and increasing screenings; to be a source of support for those facing colon cancer, their families and friends; and support those researching ways to more successfully treat colon cancer. http://www.ColonCancerFoundation.org

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