Do you know that colon cancer is the 4th most common type of cancer in the United States, and the 2nd leading cause of death amongst all types of cancer? It’s true.
While no one really wants to get a colonoscopy, there is no question that if you’re approaching 50 (or are already there), it’s one of the most important events you can get on your calendar this year.
Since March is colon cancer awareness month, what better time than now to schedule your colon cancer screening? With regular screenings, 60% of deaths relating to colon cancer can be prevented!
In 2000, President Bill Clinton made March the official month of colon cancer awareness. Since that time, it has grown exponentially with thousands of survivors and advocates working diligently to raise awareness around the United States.
As an advocate, you can do a lot to raise awareness for colon cancer. First and foremost, you can participate in National Dress in Blue Day (March 3rd). In addition to showing your outward support by dressing in blue, here are a few additional ideas:
By becoming an advocate for colon cancer screenings and encouraging others to get their colon cancer screening, you will be saving lives.
You don’t need to wait until symptoms appear to schedule your colon cancer screening. In fact, if you’re 50 years of age or older, and you haven’t had your colon cancer screening, now is the perfect time.
It’s a relatively painless, straightforward, outpatient procedure that could save your life. If you are in the Glendale or Valley Stream areas of New York, call GastroCare LI today to schedule your appointment.
Don’t wait until it is too late. As with any form of cancer, early detection is key. Give our office a call today!