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Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

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Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: Screening Saves Lives

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month is observed in March to raise awareness about colorectal cancer and the importance of regular screenings. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States, but it is also one of the most preventable.

Regular screenings, such as colonoscopies, can help detect colorectal cancer early when it is most treatable. The American Cancer Society recommends that adults at average risk for colorectal cancer start regular screenings at age 45.

In addition to regular screenings, maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help reduce your risk of colorectal cancer. This includes eating a diet high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy weight, and avoiding tobacco and excessive alcohol use.

By raising awareness about colorectal cancer and the importance of screening and healthy lifestyle choices, we can help prevent colorectal cancer and save lives. Join us in spreading the word about colorectal cancer this March.