Did you know that colon and rectal (colorectal) cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths in young adults? March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and this cancer doesn’t discriminate. In fact, there has been a 51 percent increase in young-onset colorectal cancer incidence. One in seven of those young adults are diagnosed under the age of 50, and they more likely are discovered in stages III or IV when the disease is hard to treat. Early detection is key so become aware of the symptoms, and listen to your body. Educate yourself by looking at this infographic.
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- Monday, March 19, 2:30 pm: Colorectal Cancer Symptoms and Screenings
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