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Drop the Dog

According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer among men and women, with 1 in 20 developing it in his or her lifetime. Join the Physicians Committee to learn about colorectal cancer and how to share the message of prevention and longevity. 

Processed meat products are strongly linked to colorectal cancer, and it’s estimated that more than 50,000 Americans will die from it this year.

Why is processed meat unhealthy? To improve color, taste, and durability, processed meat products have been preserved with additives that are potentially cancer-causing. Every bite is bad for your body - so don't you think it's time you dropped that hot dog?

Anatomy of a Hot Dog

Anatomy of a Hot Dog: What's in a hot dog, and why is it bad for me?

Pick a Plant

Cancer can seem overwhelming and mysterious, but there is a lot you can do to prevent colorectal cancer, including increasing your intake of fruits, vegetables, and high-fiber foods. We invite you to pick a plant, try a new recipe, and take part in prevention.

Choose one of these plants for a healthful recipe idea:

Pick a Plant: Tomatoes Pick a Plant: Mushrooms Pick a Plant: Artichoke Hearts
Pick a Plant: Sweet Potato Pick a Plant: Red Cabbage Pick a Plant: Broccoli

Save a Life

Step 1) Download the pick a plant recipe cards and change what you eat today!

Step 2) Learn more about how you can reduce your risk of getting colon cancer.

Step 3) Help make your community healthier by sharing Dr. Barnard’s letter to school lunch professionals.

Are you in? Sign your name and tell us why dropping processed meat matters to you.

Drop the Dog Pick a Plant Recipe Cards

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Pick A Plant
Recipe Cards (PDF)