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A Simple Screening that Can Save Your Life

A Simple Screening that Can Save Your Life

Wednesday, 07 March 2012

You’ve read about the importance of getting screened for diabetes, heart disease, and other health conditions. Regular screenings allow you to stay in control of your health and work with your medical practitioner to make a plan to keep you healthy. But there is one screening that many people don’t like to talk about, even though it is a simple procedure that can save your life. Once you reach age 50, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend beginning screenings for colorectal cancer.

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, an opportunity to learn more about the risk factors and ways to prevent colorectal cancer. NVFC Board Member Kevin Quinn (RI) recently wrote about the importance of getting a colonoscopy and his own experience getting screened – and catching pre-cancerous tissue. Read the article here.  Learn more about National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month at www.cdc.gov/features/ColorectalAwareness.

 

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