Get Americans talking about colon cancer by lighting the White House up in blue.Let’s turn the White House blue to raise awareness about colon cancer. March is colorectal cancer awareness month and the perfect time to unite and let our voices be heard!
Colon cancer is a disease no one wants to talk about, yet it is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. It is often beatable when detected and treated in its early stages or can be prevented altogether when polyps are removed before they develop into cancer.
Most people should begin screening for this disease at age 50, but if you have risk factors, including a family history of colon cancer or polyps, you need to be screened earlier. Find out your family history and be sure to talk with your doctor!