National Health Observances for March 2021
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Colorectal cancer can affect everyone, regardless of race, age or gender. It’s one of the leading causes of death in the United States, and it’s especially dangerous for those ages 50 and older. Luckily, regular screenings can help prevent the majority of cases. The problem is that many people don’t get screened or don’t know what to look for.
Symptoms of colorectal cancer include a change in bowel habits, such as frequent diarrhea and constipation, continuing abdominal cramps, bloating and gas, and rectal bleeding found in stool. If you notice any of these symptoms, it’s important to be screened right away.
Speak with your doctor about receiving regular screenings, especially if you’re over the age of 50. Visit www.ccalliance.org for more information.
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