Mar 3, 2014
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Colon cancer is the 2nd leading
cause of cancer deaths in the U.S., and approximately 150,000 Americans
will be diagnosed with colon cancer each year. Colon cancer often has
no symptoms at all until itand#39;s at an advanced stage, but it is 80%
preventable when detected early.
Although many people may consider colon cancer an embarrassing topic of
conversation, talking about the importance of being screened can save
lives. Through recommended screenings, this cancer can be caught early
when treatment is most effective andmdash; or even prevented altogether
when pre-cancerous polyps are detected and removed. Talking with your
doctor about colon cancer is essential to ensuring optimal screening,
prevention and early detection, and treatment.
The Peitz Cancer Support House and BRMC encourage you to participate in
Dress in Blue Day on Friday, March 7. The purpose of
Dress in Blue Day is to promote awareness about colon cancer, encourage individuals, businesses
and community groups to wear blue (the colon cancer awareness color) and
talk to each other about the importance of colon cancer screenings. Itand#39;s
so easy to participate… just wear blue on Friday March 7, 2014!
For more information about colon cancer, contact the Peitz Cancer Support
House at (870) 508-CARE (2273) or visit
Help us spread the word! Download the
Dress in Blue Day flyer.