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March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of overall cancer deaths in the United States. However, early detection through screening can dramatically reduce the risk. This means having your colon checked regularly starting at age 50 or sooner if you are at higher risk.

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Officially dedicated and launched in 2000 by President Bill Clinton, the observance provides a platform for survivors, patients, caregivers and all who have been affected by the disease to start conversations about health and screenings. Through this national campaign and screening, research and patient support initiatives, we can knock colon cancer out of the top three cancer killers for good.

Take the online Colorectal Cancer Risk Quiz, which asks a few simple questions about weight, age, family history and other potential risk factors for colon cancer.

Visit ccalliance.org to learn more about colon cancer and how you can get involved. And don’t forget, screening saves!

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