Currently, colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States - but it doesn't have to stay this way. Early detection through screening can dramatically reduce your risk for this disease. This means having your colon checked regularly starting at age 50 - or sooner if you are at higher risk. ACG recommends screening for African Americans begin at age 45. Join the Colon Cancer Alliance's (CCA) National Dress in Blue Day program on March 1 to help raise awareness for colon cancer and support the CCA's screening, patient support and research programs. Visit www.dressinblueday.com to learn how you can get involved. Visit ACG's Colorectal Cancer Health Center for more information, tools and resources.
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