Feb 24, 2017

National Dress in Blue Day is Friday, March 3

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and to kick it off, join Baxter Regional Medical Center and the Peitz Cancer Support House for 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 mhudson@baxterregional.org.

Click here to download a National Dress in Blue Day flyer, and for more information about colon cancer, visit