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Press Release Archive (2016)

Colon Cancer Screening

Preventable. Treatable. Beatable.

Did you know that colorectal cancer is one of the most preventable and treatable forms of cancer?

It's also the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the US. How can this be?

Lack of detection or embarrassment may keep people from getting treatment early. Talking to your doctor, having screening colonoscopies, and learning more about the early signs and symptoms are easy ways to save your life!

Get Screened Today

Watch this "Screen My Colon PSA" from the Colon Cancer Alliance — a 30-second animated video which highlights why it is important to learn your family's health history and understand your individual risk for colon cancer.

Early Detection is Key

With regular screening, colorectal cancer can be found early, when treatment is most effective. In many cases, screening can prevent colorectal cancer by finding and removing polyps before they become cancer.

Colon Cancer screening should begin by age 50 unless instructed differently by your physician. We provide a Cancer Risk Assessment Program at The Cancer Center at Lowell General.

Help raise Colon Cancer Awareness.

Spread The Word... Go Blue!

By wearing a blue ribbon, bracelet or other sign, you can let people know that they should talk to their doctor if they have a family history of colon cancer or polyps, or are experiencing symptoms. Early detection of polyps and other abnormalities can actual prevent cancer or can begin treatment with a high chance of survival!

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