WYOMING — With a focus planned on colorectal cancer survivors, the Wyoming Comprehensive Cancer Control Consortium’s (WCCCC) 10th Annual Celebration of Hope is set for February 6 at the Wyoming State Capitol in Cheyenne. Interested residents are invited to participate.
During the event, cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, healthcare providers and others involved with cancer-related efforts will gather to celebrate hope, progress and Wyoming cancer survivors.
“Colorectal cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer death in Wyoming and the 3rd most common cancer in both men and women nationally,” said Jessica Perez, WCCCC program outreach coordinator with the Wyoming Department of Health.
“When people are screened for colorectal cancer according to the recommendations that are right for them, this cancer can be prevented,” Perez said. “Unfortunately, only 56 percent of Wyoming men and women have had the colorectal cancer screening procedures they should have.”
Perez noted there are Wyoming Department of Health resources to help low-income residents meet the costs of colorectal cancer screening. For more information about the Wyoming Colorectal Cancer Screening Program, please call 866-205-5292.
For details about participating in this year’s Celebration of Hope, please contact Perez at 307-777-7362.