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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Prevention and Early Treatment are Key

Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Every year, more than 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and more than 50,000 people die from it. Screening helps prevent colorectal cancer. If you are over 50 years old, or have a family history of colorectal cancer, ask your doctor how you can be screened.

Cape Cod Healthcare’s Regional Cancer Network’s team approach brings together trained specialists in medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgery, radiology, pathology, nursing and social work. The same skills and technology found in the most advanced cancer institutions in the nation are right here on Cape Cod.

What You Need to Know

Colon cancer is the number-two cancer killer of men & women over the age of 50.

Colon cancer is the number-two cancer killer of men & women over the age of 50.

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Screening Saves Lives

Stop colon cancer before it starts with early screening tests.

Stop colon cancer before it starts with early screening tests.

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Watch and Learn

Education is key, know the risk factors, symptoms and how to prevent.

Education is key, know the risk factors, symptoms and how to prevent.

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