On Friday, March 2, staff is encouraged to participate in Dress in Blue Day (not blue jeans) to promote awareness of colon cancer and encourage people to get their colon checked. In honor of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, we are doing our part to raise awareness of colon cancer.
- Colon cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S.
- Approximately 150,000 Americans will be diagnosed with colon cancer each year.
- Colon cancer often has no symptoms at all until it’s at an advanced stage.
- Colon cancer is 80% preventable when detected early.
You can reduce your risk through regular screenings. Beginning at age 50 (or earlier if you have a family history), everyone should get their colon checked.
Gastroenterologist Dr. Bruce Walker will be here March 21 at 6:00 p.m. for a community seminar entitled: If Your Digestive System Could Talk, What Would it Say? Attend and learn more about taking care of your digestive health. To RSVP, call 303-498-1481.