March Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Prevent Cancer Foundation
Sample Media and/or Newsletter or Listserv Announcement
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Of cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States. Colorectal cancer affects all racial and ethnic groups and is most often found in people ages 50 and older.
The best way to prevent colorectal cancer is to get screened regularly starting at age 50. There are often no signs or symptoms of colorectal cancer – that’s why it’s so important to get screened.
To increase awareness of the importance of colorectal cancer screening, [your organization] is proudly participating in Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Locally, [fill in statistics] are affected by colorectal cancer.
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People over age 50 are at highest risk for colorectal cancer. Other risk factors include smoking, having a family history of colorectal cancer, and being African American.
Everyone can take these healthy steps to help prevent colorectal cancer:
- Get screened starting at age 50.
- Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke.
- Get active and eat healthy.
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