For March, our Cascade Cares calendar highlights Colon Cancer Awareness.
Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Every year, about 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and more than 50,000 people die from it. But this disease is highly preventable, by getting screened beginning at age 50.
Throughout March, we're providing additional information to help you better understand the importance of early detection, and what you can do to minimize your risk.
Visit the display table in the Clinic Lobby for more information. Some of what you will find...