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December Awareness

As the holiday season approaches, Cancer Screen Week is an important awareness event that is taking place this month. Learn more about how you can encourage friends and family members to get screened as well as inform yourself about screening recommendations and guidelines.

Cancer Screen Week

December 2nd-6th marks Cancer Screen Week, although these public health awareness efforts can be participated in throughout the month [i]. In 2019, more than 600,000 people are expected to die from cancer [ii]. Cancer screen week aims to promote regular screening in an effort to diagnose and treat cancers early. Cancer screening can help with the early detection of cancer which can be beneficial in cancer treatment [i]. Learn more about how you can raise awareness for cancer screening and encourage others to get screened!


[i] Cancer Screen Week. Retrieved from: https://www.cancerscreenweek.org

[ii] Cancer Screen Week: Who Should be Screened. Retrieved from: https://www.nfcr.org/blog/cancer-screen-week-who-should-be-screened/

[iii] Cancer Screening Guide by Age. Retrieved from: https://www.cancer.org/healthy/find-cancer-early/cancer-screening-guidelines/screening-recommendations-by-age.html

[iv] Stand up and Pledge. Retrieved from: https://www.getscreenednow.org/screenweek/

[v] Cancer Screening Overview. Retrieved from: https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/screening/patient-screening-overview-pdq

Isabelle Colbert Corgel, RD, CDN

Isabelle is a registered dietitian with a Bachelor’s of Science in Global Public Health and Nutrition from New York University. Isabelle has been a part of the Savor Health team for 4 years beginning as an intern during her sophomore year at NYU and now works as a contributing writer. After her undergraduate degree, she completed her dietetic internship at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital with a focus in medical nutrition therapy where she gained clinical experience in oncology. Following her dietetic internship, Isabelle completed a 6-month nutrition fellowship in Employee Health and Wellbeing at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Isabelle now helps to manage nutrition and health programs at a food bank in upstate New York. Isabelle is passionate about community nutrition and health as well as holistic wellness.

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