News & Updates March 7, 2019
March is Colorectal Cancer month. Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men and women combined. But this is absolutely preventable! Routine screenings can prevent colorectal cancer. PREVENT COLORECTAL CANCER This year, 50,000 people will die from colorectal cancer. An estimated 60% of those deaths can be prevented with screenings. Get Screened: To prevent colorectal cancer, screenings are absolutely necessary. Colonoscopies allow doctors to proactively remove growths in the colon and rectum before they can become cancerous. Other tests can be done at home, and a doctor will follow-up with you if more tests are needed based on your results. Work with your doctor to choose the right screening for you. Learn the Signs and Symptoms: Not all cases of colorectal cancer have signs and symptoms, but there are common issues that may appear to let you know something is wrong. Report bloody stools, dark tarry stools, changes in bowel habits such as stool diameter or consistency or frequency. To prevent colorectal cancer or catch it early (when it’s easier to treat), regular screenings are essential. Get Screened the life you save could be yours

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