March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Help Raise Awareness to Prevent Colon Cancer

Colon Cancer Awareness Month helps raise awareness of ways to prevent deaths from this disease. Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer death. But through screening, it is one of the most preventable diseases.

It has been proven that colon cancer screening saves lives. Screening detects precancerous polyps and allows them to be removed before turning into cancer. Screening also helps find colon cancer at an early stage, when treatment is most effective. If you’re turning 50, are over 50 but have never been screened, or experience any abnormal abdominal symptoms, get screened. And urge those you love to do the same.

Remember these three key words regarding colon cancer: preventable, treatable and beatable. Get the facts on colon cancer at https://www.ccalliance.org/get-information/what-is-colon-cancer/.