March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Good Day Central Illinois

KISS off cancer initiave!

CRC Life is sharing “kisses” and sharing the message of ON TIME screening for Colorectal Cancer. Your “kiss” could save a life!

Did you know?

  • The most effective screening is a Colonoscopy
  • 90% of Colorectal Cancer is preventable if caught ON TIME!
  • CRC is the 2nd leading cause of cancer related deaths for both sexes

On time means:

  • Age 50, but only if you have no symptoms or no family history.
  • Before age 50 if you have a family history of Colorectal Cancer or any of the following symptoms:
    • Change in frequency of bowel movements
    • Constipation
    • Change in consistency of stool (loose or watery stools)
    • Blood in stools (either as bright red spots or dark “tarry stools”
    • Rectal bleeding
    • Abdominal pain (bloating, gas, or cramps)
    • Feeling you cannot completely empty your bowels

Click here for more information on CRC Life.

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