Monday, March 1, 2010

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Colon cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States. It is also one of the most preventable. It ranks second in cancer deaths in the United States.

90% of colon cancer diagnoses happen in people aged 50 and over. The American Cancer Society recommends that screening for the disease should start at age 50 and over. If you have a history of the disease in your family. please consult your family physician.

Medical insurance companies in PA have to cover the cost of screening as long as you fall into the guidelines put forth by the American Cancer Society.

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