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Screening Saves Lives. Celebrate Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month at York Hospital's Special Procedures Open House March 13, 2014 from 2-4PM!
March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. The Special Procedures Team invites you for food, fun, and colon health education on March 13 from 2-4pm! Meet the staff and Dr. Brian Hyett of Atlantic Digestive Specialists will do an education presentation!
What Is Colorectal Cancer?
Colorectal cancer is cancer that occurs in the colon or rectum. Sometimes it is called colon cancer.
The colon is the large intestine or large bowel. The rectum is the passageway that connects the
colon to the anus. It’s the Second Leading Cancer Killer
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States, but it doesn’t have to be.
If everyone aged 50 years or older had regular screening tests, at least 60% of deaths from this
cancer could be avoided. So if you are 50 or older, start getting screened now.Who Gets Colorectal Cancer?
• Both men and women can get it.
• It is most often found in people 50 or older.
• The risk increases with ageSource: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention website: http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/dcpc/resources/features/ColorectalAwareness/
Get screened today. Contact your primary care physician or talk to York Hospital's Special Procedures
team for more information.