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March: Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancers that affect both men and women. Colorectal cancer affects all racial and ethnic groups and is most common in people ages 50 and older.
The best way to prevent colorectal cancer is to be screened regularly starting at age 50. There are often no signs or symptoms of colorectal cancer – that’s why it’s so important to get screened.
Everyone can take these healthy steps to help prevent colorectal cancer:
· Get screened starting at age 50.
· Encourage your family members and friends over age 50 to be screened.
· Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke.
· Get plenty of physical activity and eat healthy.
Find More Information:
Basic Information About Colorectal Cancer