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Caring for Your Colon

Your colon works hard for you. The colon helps process and absorb nutrients that sustain life. It also re-absorbs fluids and eliminates waste from your body. There are many threats to the health of your colon, with one of the most serious being colon cancer. March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month and there are a few things we want to make sure you know. First, there are effective screening tests for colon cancer that allow colon cancer to be detected early when a cure is more likely. Second, the majority of adults age 50- 75 – two out of three to be exact – are getting screened for colon cancer. Third, access to screening is just a phone call away. To read the entire Newsletter, click "View PDF" below.

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