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Breaking Boundaries Program Honors Colorectal Cancer Survivors for Outstanding Leadership Achievements
Date:3/11/2008

lps ACOR maintain

its Internet mailing list focused on colorectal cancer. Recently, Kate

received ACOR's first Myth-Breaker Award in recognition of her

dedication to the colorectal cancer community.

-- June Melvin of Fair Oaks, California - Recognized for nearly 50 years

of service to the Fair Oaks community and an ongoing commitment to

improving the lives of its residents. First diagnosed with colorectal

cancer in 2005, June underwent surgery and has been undergoing

chemotherapy intermittently during the past year. Throughout treatment,

June has continued her longstanding history of participation in local

civic and political activities, such as her local historical society.

In 2007, June was recognized for her exemplary service by The Woman's

Thursday Club of Fair Oaks and the Fair Oaks Historical Society.

Colorectal Cancer Most Prevalent Among 50+ Population

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 52,000 men and women died of colorectal cancer in 2007.

More than 90 percent of colorectal cancer cases are in people 50 and older. The elderly population has a significantly greater likelihood of developing CRC than do younger individuals. The American Cancer Society recommends that treatment not be withheld on the basis of age.

For more information on "Breaking Boundaries," please visit: http://www.fightcolorectalcancer.org/events/breaking_boundaries. The program is co-sponsored by sanofi-aventis.

About C3: Colorectal Cancer Coalition (C3)

C3 pushes for research to improve screening, diagnosis, and treatment of colorectal cancer; for policy decisions that make the most effective colorectal cancer prevention and treatment available
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