Did you know that colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States? One in 20 Americans will be diagnosed with colon cancer in their lifetime.
But here's the good news: this is a cancer we can beat. With a healthy lifestyle and regular screenings, colon cancer can be prevented and treated. May I repeat, colon cancer can be prevented and treated. That's important for all of us to "hear". GET SCREENED IF YOU ARE HAVING SYMPTOMS. GET SCREENED IF YOU ARE 50 OR 45 (AFRICAN AMERICAN).
As an oncology nurse navigator who works with people every day who are told they have cancer for the first time or hear the news from the doctor that chemotherapy is recommended, this cause is close to my heart, so I've teamed up with the Colon Cancer Alliance in support of National Dress in Blue Day. During National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month this March, I'll be raising funds, promoting awareness and honoring those affected by colon cancer. Look for me to Be Blue For You in March.
Please make a contribution today. Your support of National Dress in Blue Day will benefit the Colon Cancer Alliance’s mission and their screening, patient support and research programs and help bring us one step closer a to future free of colon cancer.
BY DONATION OR EDUCATING THOSE YOU LOVE, HELP ME RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT COLON CANCER and the importance of screenings.
MARCH IS COLON CANCER AWARENESS MONTH. THINK BLUE!