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March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month!!

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month!! At CCCH, we are committed to raising awareness and ultimately getting people tested!
Here are some reasons why getting tested is so important.
•Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States, and Nebraska ranks 33rd in screening rates.
• In 2021, American Cancer Society estimates 149,500 new cases of colon cancer in the U.S.; 950 in Nebraska.
• Colorectal cancer incidence and mortality rates are higher in Nebraska when compared to overall U.S. rates.
• Approximately 4.3% of men (1 in 23) and 4% of women (1 in 25) will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer in their lifetime.
• There are now more than 1.5 million survivors of colorectal cancer in the United States.
• In 2021, American Cancer Society estimates 52,980 deaths from colon cancer in the U.S.; 320 in Nebraska.
Most people should begin screening for colorectal cancer soon after turning 50, then continue getting screened at regular intervals. However, you may need to be tested earlier than 50, or more often than other people, if:
*You or a close relative have had colorectal polyps or colorectal cancer.
*You have an inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.
*You have a genetic syndrome such as familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) or hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (Lynch syndrome).
Call your Primary Care Provider today to set a test appointment!