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Among cancers affecting both men and women, colorectal cancer is now the second leading cancer killer in the U.S. We need to pay attention to it and help spread awareness of the value of early screening, Colonoscopies. If everyone age 50 years or older had regular screening tests, at least 60% of deaths from this cancer could be avoided.
FiFty or older? Get screened For colon cancer.
Wear the Blue Star pin to help raise awareness that colorectal cancer is preventable, treatable and beatable. The Blue Star represents the eternal memory of the people whose lives have been lost to the disease and the shining hope for a future free of colorectal cancer.
Simply aging can make you more at risk for developing colon cancer, and early stage colon cancer doesn't usually cause symptoms. But there are steps you can take to reduce your risk for the disease.
Once you turn 50 talk to your doctor about getting screened regularly for colon cancer. It is most important to talk with your doctor sooner if you have a family history of the disease or other condition that puts you at increased risk.
This message is brought to you by the Bayonne Ostomy Alliance and the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, a coalition of organizations dedicated to colorectal cancer control.