If you stopped by Palace Pharmacy last month, you couldn’t miss the giant colon promoting March as Colon Cancer Awareness Month. New Lander Chamber member Wyoming Cancer Resource Services (WCRS) partnered with several Chamber members as well as the City of Lander to provide free cancer screenings and build awareness about colon cancer, one of the most common forms of cancer for both men and women.

WCRS’s regional, community-based coordinators educate Wyoming residents about cancer prevention programs, services, and cancer risk factors and promote early detection of cancer by educating about screening recommendations. They refer clients to cancer screening programs and provide patient navigation for Wyoming residents needing local, regional, state, or national cancer information and resources including transportation and financial assistance. WCRS coordinators develop partnerships with health systems to implement evidence-based interventions to increase cancer screening rates.

Fremont County’s regional coordinator is Cindy Glaser. Cindy, who also serves Big Horn, Hot Springs, Park, and Washakie counties, was the catalyst behind last month’s awareness campaign is available to help you and your loved ones learn more about colon cancer screening resources and support. You can contact Cindy at 307-578-2702 or cglaser@codyregionalhealth.org.

Lander Labs, SageWest Health Care, Wyoming Cancer Resource Services, and the LOR Foundation team up with the City of Lander to promote Colon Cancer Awareness Month.

WCRS is a member of the Wyoming Cancer Coalition (WYCC), a group of nearly 200 Wyoming residents and supporters interested in lessening the impact of cancer in Wyoming and working together to promote and implement the Wyoming Cancer Plan. The plan is designed to provide guidance to individuals and organizations spanning a wide range of health and social disciplines that can play a role in controlling cancer. All aspects of the cancer continuum are addressed, including: prevention, early detection and screening, survivorship, and childhood cancer. This plan builds on the hard work and collaborations that have made comprehensive cancer control a success in Wyoming.