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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

American Cancer Society NOW suggests getting screened at 45 years old

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Did you know that colorectal cancer is one of the leading cause of death in the United States of America? Colorectal cancer doesn't discriminate against race or gender. That's why it's so important to find signs of the cancer early so treatment can begin right away. The American Cancer Society now recommends that MEN and WOMEN with an average risk start regular colorectal screening at age 45.

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Velma, from the American Cancer Society, stopped by Local Insights to spread the word about Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month! During the month of March, encourage your friends and loved ones to schedule a colorectal screening. This procedure should be covered by insurance, so do NOT put this off. If you have a history of cancer in your family, have bad eating habits, or you're a smoker, you could be at risk.



Here's Sharon Osbourne encouraging you to get colorectal cancer screening and it's a totally Sharon Osbourne way of letting you know.



To find out more about the American Cancer Society, visit cancer.org.

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