Allsup Promotes Colon Cancer Discussions with Blog-a-Thon in March

11:10 EST 24 Feb 2017 | PR Web

Cancer survivors, advocates, healthcare professionals and others address disability, stigma, trends, and the latest science during Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Belleville, Ill (PRWEB) February 24, 2017

Despite effective screening methods and treatment options, colorectal cancer remains a significant cause of disability, according to Allsup, a national provider of Social Security Disability Insurance representation, veterans disability appeal and return-to-work services. Allsup is hosting a Blog-a-Thon for Colon Cancer throughout Colon Cancer Awareness Month in March, to raise awareness of the disease and its effect on specific populations, provide a forum for diverse perspectives, and encourage screening.

Described as the second leading cause of cancer deaths by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), colon cancer is treatable when detected early. However, fewer than half of men and women over age 50 are screened as recommended. The American Cancer Society reports that inadequate communication from healthcare providers and fear and embarrassment about screening procedures contribute to the low rates.

Sharing personal stories and the real-life impacts of colon cancer, as well as the science and clinical procedures involved with the disease, the Blog-a-Thon for Colon Cancer will provide opportunities to engage in a topic not often discussed. The blogs will be a platform to continue conversations via social media.

Colon cancer survivors, health professionals and organizations including the American Cancer Society, the Colon Cancer Alliance and the Raymond Foundation will address issues related to prevention, employment, young onset, gratitude, health disparities and more.

Allsup is accepting articles for consideration to include in the All Things Disability Blog-a-Thon for Colon Cancer. If you have a personal story or professional perspective on colon cancer, and would like to submit a guest blog, contact Tai Prohaska at t.prohaska(at)allsupinc(dot)com by March 15, 2017.

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Allsup and its subsidiaries provide nationwide Social Security disability, veterans disability appeal, return to work, exchange plan and Medicare services for individuals, their employers and insurance carriers. Allsup professionals deliver specialized services supporting people with disabilities and seniors so they may lead lives that are as financially secure and as healthy as possible. Founded in 1984, the company is based in Belleville, Illinois, near St. Louis. Visit @Allsup

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