NFL Launches “Crucial Catch” Initiative For October
Oct 1, 2021, 3:13 PM
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AP – The NFL is launching its “Crucial Catch” initiative this month, and it is concentrating on getting screened to catch cancer early when it may be easier to treat.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on screening, with some cancer screenings declining by 90%.
The @NFL and @AmericanCancer Society are teaming up to fight cancer through #CrucialCatch – promoting early detection, screening and risk reduction efforts for multiple types of cancer.https://t.co/z8ytSO5WZZ | #ItTakesAllOfUs pic.twitter.com/acaSfPad7S
— NFL Football Operations (@NFLFootballOps) October 1, 2021
So the league and the American Cancer Society are allocating resources dedicated to safely restarting cancer screenings in communities with the most need.
We are all still #RiveraStrong
The team surprised Coach with this video and donation in today's team meeting after Coach’s one-year biopsy this week came back negative 🙏 pic.twitter.com/at349DV9Ca
— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) October 1, 2021
For many forms of cancer (breast, cervical, colorectal and prostate), the five-year survival rate is above 90% when detected early before it has a chance to spread.