Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Published: Feb 28, 17

March is Color Cancer Awareness Month.


In February 2000, President Clinton officially dedicated March as National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Since then, it has grown to be a rallying point for the colon cancer community where thousands of patients, survivors, …

If you are 50 or have a family history, talk with your doctor about screening. People at increased risk, which includes people with a family history of colorectal cancer or polyps, inflammatory bowel diseases, or certain inherited conditions, need more frequent screening starting before age 50.  If you have have any of these risk factors or are unsure, speak with your doctor.