Mar 07, 2013 - 12:57 pm
Below are the anal cancer color survery results I received from The HPV and anal Cancer Foundation.
We are excited to announce that purple and green won the anal cancer ribbon vote!
It was a close call. The final tallies are:
Purple and Green 46%
Thank you for your participation in this historic event -- and for getting your friends and family to vote! We also want to thank the Farrah Fawcett Foundation for their partnership in this initiative.
Anal cancer patients continue to face an uphill climb towards equitable awareness, support, and funding for new treatments. We hope that these colors will serve as just one way to tell the people around you about anal cancer. Please continue sharing your stories to increase awareness of the disease and early diagnosis.
P.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) held a forum on the importance of HPV vaccination in February. During the forum they noted the rise of anal cancer and other HPV-related cancers, the safety of the HPV vaccine, and the importance of providers in helping parents and patients to understand the benefits of the HPV vaccine. We are glad the CDC is highlighting the importance of preventing HPV-associated cancers. A video of the forum is accessible here: http://www.cdc.gov/features/grandrounds/.