National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, a reminder for you to schedule a colorectal cancer screening.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, colorectal cancer (cancer of the rectum and colon) is the second-leading cause of cancer among men and women in the United States. If you’re older than age 50, it’s recommended to get screened for the disease, which is highly preventable.

Screening tests help prevent colorectal cancer by finding precancerous polyps (abnormal growths), so they can be removed as well as detecting the cancer in the early stage when treatment can be most effective.

To view a list of screening options, visit the American Cancer Society at

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