Smart-Take: Colorectal Cancer

March 17, 2016 | Pamela Youngberg Dickson

As the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S., the importance of colorectal cancer screening is in the spotlight during March. While screening is the best path to prevention, we’re looking at lifestyle choices you can recommend to help your patients reduce their risk of getting the disease, as well as ways to improve outcomes. To help pharmacists better engage with patients as a part of the health care team, we’ve created another installation of our...

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Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: Advocate for Screening

March 11, 2016 | Pamela Youngberg Dickson

As pharmacists, we have a unique opportunity to advocate for our patients health—particulary when it comes to encouraging our patients to get regular health screenings. Screening for colorectal cancer is no exception. After all, the target group for colorectal screening—adults aged 50 and over—is likely to see their community pharmacist more often (maybe once a month?) than a primary care provider, who may only see them annually.

How can we make a difference? Here are a few ideas to implement during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and beyond:

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