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Screening Saves Lives. Celebrate Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

Dr. Brian Hyett and the Special Procedures Team from York Hospital invite you to a FREE Lunch and Learn at the York Public Library on March 18 , 2015 at noon.  Join Dr. Brian Hyett of Atlantic Digestive Specialists for an education presentation!  Q&A to follow.  Lunch and refreshments will be served.  Please RSVP to 207-351-2385. 

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 age

Source: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention website:

Get screened today.  Contact your primary care physician or talk to York Hospital's Special Procedures team for more information. 

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