March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Leslie Hanson
March 9, 2019

According to the American Cancer Society, those at average risk for colon cancer should start getting screened at age 45.

It has been determined that preventive testing has significantly reduced colorectal cancer.

The consumption of onions and garlic is associated with lower colorectal cancer risk, according to researchers in China.

Yes, in Kansas City past year a giant inflatable colon prop used to enhance Colo-Rectal Cancer Awareness (CRC) was stolen. You could have polyps or colorectal cancer and be unaware of it.

In February 2000, President Clinton officially dedicated March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

Onions And Garlic Linked To Lower Bowel Cancer Risk
Consume this in order to prevent Colon cancer!

March is Colon Cancer Screening month. Based on the most recent data and input from Hudson Regional Hospital physicians, here is a selection of tools that can be applied to help manage your life with heart disease. It's typical for people to begin colon screenings at the age of 50 and then regularly after that. Yes, you read it right! Although we've managed to decrease the incidence and mortality of colorectal cancers in the age group greater than 50 years of age, we've seen an alarming increase in colorectal cancer incidence and death in the 40 to 49 year old group.

Also, try to avoid cigarettes and alcohol.

Gasgtroenterologist Dr. Neil Stollman says there are roughly 150,000 colon cancer diagnoses each year, but there are several ways to detect it early.

"In colon cancer, our advantage is that we can identify polyps which are precancerous, remove them and prevent them from developing a cancer", said Dr. Lange. There are many choices for screening, with colonoscopy remaining the gold standard. The patient only needs to clean out their bowels the night before with a liquid preparation.

While you may already be aware of the importance of colon cancer screenings, you may be among the large number of Americans who avoid screenings anyway. Between the ages of 50 and 54, for example, the rate of new colorectal cancers is roughly 60.2 per 100,000; between 65 and 69 years old, that rate jumps to 117.3 per 100,000, and for individuals age 75 to 79, the rate is approximately 190.5 per 100,000-more than double that of 50- to 54-year-olds, the latest CDC statistics show. This should be viewed as nothing more than routine screening, like pap smears, prostate exams, and mammographies.

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