Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and to kick it off, join Baxter Regional Medical Center and the
Peitz Cancer Support House
National Dress in Blue Day
on Friday, March 3. By "going blue,” we hope to raise public
awareness of colon cancer, celebrate the courage of those affected by
the disease and to help save lives. 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. It's so easy
to participate… just wear blue on Friday, March 3!
Did you know colon cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and
the second leading cause of overall cancer deaths in the United States?
It is up to 90% curable if detected and treated 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 - 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.
Colon Cancer Seminar
On Friday, March 17 at noon, Barbara Dyson, MSN, RN, Director of Endoscopy
Services, will be at the Peitz Cancer Support House to discuss facts about
colon cancer and how you can decrease your risk of the disease. To register
to attend, contact the PCSH at (870) 508-CARE (2273) or email Melissa
Hudson, PCSH Coordinator, at
Click here to download a National Dress in Blue Day flyer, and for more information
about colon cancer, visit