Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives


Screening for colorectal cancer can detect polyps before they turn into cancer! If everyone age 50 and older were screened regularly, 6 out of 10 deaths from colorectal cancer could be prevented! Everyone can take these health steps to help prevent colorectal cancer. • Get screened starting at age 50 • Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke, and • Get plenty of physical activity and eat a healthy Some people with a strong family history or personal history of colorectal cancer or inflammatory bowel disease might need to start colorectal cancer screening before age 50. Schedule an appointment with Nasson Health Center. Learn about colorectal cancer screening options that may be right for you! FMI https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/dcpc/resources/features/colorectalawareness/index.htm

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