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!