Colon Cancer Awareness

 

Colon cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in men and women combined in the United States, yet it doesn’t have to be. In fact, it’s one of the few cancers that is preventable through screening.

 

Colon Cancer Awareness Month

While March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, colon cancer should be on everyone’s radar all year long.

Get screened if you are at risk or you’re at the appropriate age to begin routine screening. If you remember when leg warmers and boom boxes were in vogue, it’s likely time for a colonoscopy.

If you’re not quite yet in the screening demographic, help promote the message to stop colon cancer now!

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Colorectal Cancer Facts

Second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States

Early-onset colorectal cancer (diagnosis before turning 45) is on the rise

Only 20% of colorectal diagnoses can be attributed to family history

 

Chance of getting colorectal cancer in your lifetime: 5% or about 1 in 20

 

African Americans are at higher risk of colorectal cancer

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