Monday, March 1, 2010

Happy National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month to You!!

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

And since this happens to be the exact type of cancer I have, I am plugging it here.

The American Cancer Society encourages all Americans at average risk to begin screening starting at age 50.

Despite progress, colon cancer remains the third leading cause of cancer death in both men and women in the United States.

"Colon cancer is one of only a few cancers that can be prevented through screening," said Al Stabilito, Northeast Ohio Public Relations Director of the American Cancer Society. "Precancerous polyps, from which colon cancers often develop, can be identified and removed before they become cancerous."

The American Cancer Society recommends that men and women at average risk for colon cancer begin screening at age 50. People at increased or high risk should talk to their doctor about the appropriate screening test and schedule for them.

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