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Friday, March 2, 2018

Wear Blue ---- Colorectal Awareness

March 2nd is a great day to dress in blue. In fact, wearing blue today is a way of joining together to try to end colorectal cancer. Wearing blue and raising funds will help bring awareness to this disease and support our work. My mother in law is one of the many individuals who is honored by wearing blue as she and many others have suffered from colorectal cancer.

More than 135,000 individuals will be diagnosed with this highly preventable disease.There have been more than 1.4 million colorectal cancer patients. March 2nd we honor all of them.

Colorectal cancer starts in the colon or rectum and is the third most common type of cancer in men and women in the United States. It is one of the most treatable forms of cancer when found early. Screenings is the earliest way to find colorectal cancer in the earliest stages before it grows or develops. All men and women should be screened for colon cancer. Most adults should be screened starting at the age of 50. Risk factors may determine if you should be screened earlier in life.  Risk factors for Colorectal cancer include:

  • ethnicity
  • lifestyle
  • family history

This important health informational post shared at
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