March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month!
If everyone aged 50 years old or older were screened regularly, as many as 60% of deaths from colon cancer could be avoided (according to the CDC). You have the power to stop colon cancer before it starts.
How can I prevent Colon Cancer?
If you are 50 or older, you need to think about colon cancer. More than 90% of cases occur in people aged 50 or older, according to the CDC. Screenings and healthy habits save lives.
- Talk to your healthcare provider about getting tested for colon cancer.
- Stay Active—Get 30 minutes of brisk activity, 5 days a week
- Eat Smart—Eat fresh fruit and veggies, eat more fiber, drink lots of water
- Sleep—Most adults need around seven hours, but you may need more
- Limit the amount of alcohol you drink
- Don’t Use Tobacco—Quit using tobacco or, better yet, NEVER STAR!
Call us today to see if you qualify for a FREE Colonoscopy through the CCSP (Colorado Colon Cancer Screening Program).
970-824-8233 in Craig
970-879-1632 in Steamboat Springs