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

If you are 45 or older, it’s time to get screened for colon cancer.

Because of an increase in colon cancer in younger adults, screening is key to survival. Colon cancer is preventable -- so don’t wait for symptoms.

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, but the time to get a colonoscopy is now -- especially if you are at risk or age 45 or older.

Colonoscopy is the gold standard for colon cancer screening since it detects and prevents the disease. This procedure is free for patients 45 and older since most insurance plans cover colonoscopies. Contact your health insurance provider to confirm coverage.

If you are not a part of the screening demographic yet, 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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