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March is colorectal cancer awareness month

Regular exercise can help you prevent colon cancer.
Regular exercise can help you prevent colon cancer.
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Regular physical activity may help you lower your risk of cancer of the colon or rectum, often called colorectal cancer. This is another great reason to get moving! If you are older than 50, ask your doctor which of the following important screening tests are right for you:


  • Colonoscopy every 10 years

  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 years

  • Yearly fecal occult blood test


As your doctor if you should get screened for this cancer more often or starting at a younger age. Your doctor may also recommend a different screening plan for you.

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