March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
But what does that mean? Living in our busy age of near-constant information, it’s easy to hear something like that and not really listen.
So here are some fast facts to skim and give yourself a good start on understanding why this is important and what you can do for yourself and your family. These come from the Colorectal Cancer Alliance, a nonprofit dedicated to helping people affected by the disease.
Learn more here: https://www.ccalliance.org/
What is colon or colorectal cancer?
Talk to your provider about doing the easy, at-home FIT test screening and get $15 when you return the test.
How common is colorectal cancer?
What are the risk factors for colorectal cancer?
Anyone can be diagnosed with colorectal cancer, but these things may increase your risk:
What are the symptoms of colorectal cancer?
Not all patients experience symptoms, so regular, timely screenings are critical, but definitely talk with your provider if you exhibit:
What you can do
But we can never say it enough. Early screenings save lives, so if you’re over 50 and overdue for a colorectal cancer screening, talk to your Adelante provider about the easy, at-home FIT test. During March, Adelante is giving the first 100 patients to return their FIT test a $15 gift card.
Set up your appointment today!
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