Colorectal Cancer is Preventable
March is colorectal cancer awareness month—a time to increase awareness about colorectal cancer and the importance of screening. Preventive screening is the best way to find an issue before it becomes colorectal cancer.
Sometimes, people choose to put off screening due to worries about the time, cost, embarrassment or because of a lack of symptoms. Even without a family history, symptoms or risk factors, people can still be at risk. All it takes is one day and one screening to safeguard yourself from the second deadliest cancer.
Especially for patients 50 years or older, it’s important to talk to a doctor about whether colonoscopy or another screening option is right for you.Find a Location