Thursday, March 31, 2016

Colorectal Cancer: Catching It Early

March is Colorectal Cancer
Awareness Month.
Help us spread the word on how a 
simple procedure can save lives!

"Colorectal Cancer (commonly known as colon cancer) remains the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States among med and women, and is expected to cause about 49,190 deaths during 2016. However, routine testing starting at age 50 can actually prevent many cases of colorectal cancer, or find it at an early stage. But because many people are not getting tested, only about 4 out of 10 are diagnosed at this early stage when treatment is most likely to be successful.

This infographic focuses on the benefits of getting  tested, identifying the people at greatest risk for developing colorectal cancer, and the steps you can take to detect colorectal cancer early or even prevent it altogether."

Go to the American Cancer Society's
 website for more information!

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