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What is Colorectal Cancer?

  • ·         Colon or Colorectal cancer is a type of cancer that affects the digestive tract.
  • ·         Usually is found in the large intestine (colon)
  • ·         Can begin as (benign) polyps found in the intestines, that can sometimes become cancerous


Who is at risk?

  • ·         Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States for both men and women combined (Any AGE, Any Gender, Any fitness level)
  • ·         This year, approximately 140,000 new cases of colorectal cancer will be diagnosed, and 56,000 people will die from the disease.
  • ·         African American race. African Americans have a greater risk of colon cancer than do people of other races (Mayo Clinic,2022)

How can I prevent?

    • ·         Get your Regular screenings
    • o   Ask your doctor about at-home test kits such as Cologuard
    • o   Or Schedule your Colonoscopy
    • ·         Eating a well-balanced diet (Low fat, high fiber, Green veggies)
    • ·         Regular physical Activity (20 to 30 mins of walking/day)
    • ·         Reduce Stress (Meditation, Prayer, Massage, Self-Care)
    • ·         Cease Smoking

How can I help Raise Awareness of Colorectal Cancer?

    • ·         Talk about it with friends and family!
    • o   Let’s continue to Educate our people with what we have learned.
    • ·         Let’s get screened and know our status
    • ·         Ask your provider the “Right Questions”
    • ·         For more information please see

Social Media Presence:

·         Take a photo in Blue and use #GetScreened for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

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