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March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Posted Mar 11 2009 3:56pm
Blue Star is the Official Colon Cancer Logo

Blue Star is the Official Colon Cancer Logo

Recently, Lisa  wrote us and shared her FAP to J-Pouch Story.  FAP (Familial Adenomatous Polyposis) is a genetic disorder that causes polyps and often cancer in the colon. It aggressively runs in families as you can see in Lisa’s story, but there is little awareness of the disease in the public.  With March being Colon Cancer Awareness Month, it is excellent to bring attention both to Colon Cancer screening, as well as, awareness towards FAP.

 

FACTS from the Colon Cancer Alliance:

 –  1 out of 8 people will be diagnosed with colon cancer.

 –  90% of colon cancer is treatable.

 –  To learn more about Colon Cancer and early screening visit www.ccalliance.org to learn more accurate information about early detection, symptoms, etc…

We’ve often discussed Colon Cancer on this site in various ways, here is a flashback to some of our colon cancer awareness posts:

Please post your comments about your experience with Colon Cancer, any awareness is good awareness.

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