More than 50,000 individuals will die of the two cancers combined (colorectal cancer). Thomas K. Weber, MD, a surgical oncologist in New York City, was passionate about the genetics of hereditary colorectal cancer, and he was tired of seeing patients in the operating room with late-stage colorectal cancer. We raise awareness to prevent colorectal cancer from happening in the first place and to be advocates for patients and caregivers. [To learn more about these screening options, see the Colon Cancer Foundation article “What Should Patients Know About Colorectal Cancer Screening?” ]Why don’t more people who are eligible for screening get tested? People with colorectal cancer can be part of improving our knowledge and improving patient outcomes.
At Wellness Axis we want to encourage habits of wellness, Increase awareness of factors and resources contributing to well-being, Inspire and empower individuals to take responsibility for their own health, and to support a sense of community. Wellness can be thought of as the quality or state of being in good health.