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Wear Blue With BRMC!

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  • Written By: Baxter Regional Medical Center

The Peitz Cancer Support House and BRMC encourage you to kick off National Colon Cancer Awareness Month by participating in Dress in Blue Day on Friday, March 4, 2016. The purpose of Dress in Blue Day is to promote awareness about colon cancer by encouraging 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 4!

Colon cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S., and approximately 136,000 Americans will be diagnosed with colon cancer this 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.

For more information about colon cancer, contact the Peitz Cancer Support House at (870) 508-CARE (2273) or visit

Help us spread the word! Click here to download the Dress in Blue Day flyer.

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