Colon Cancer Awareness 2019

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March is colon cancer awareness month! Check out these facts about this preventable disease.

  • It is the 2nd leading cause of cancer death in women and men combined.
  • There are an estimated 135,000 new cases and 50,000 colorectal cancer deaths each year!
  • Most patients do NOT have any symptoms. Symptoms are often a sign of advanced disease!
  • New studies are showing younger patients are being diagnosed!
  • This is a PREVENTABLE disease with lifestyle changes and screening colonoscopy!