Florida Department Of Health Acknowledges Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

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Throughout the entire month of March, efforts are dedicated to educate and increase awareness about colorectal cancer for all people over 50 years old.

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"Colorectal cancer can be curable if found early. Colon cancer starts with a small growth and testing can help physicians find and remove these growths before they even become cancerous," DOH Secretary Ana M. Viamonte Ros, M.D., M.P.H. said. "I encourage all individuals over 50 and everyone who is at risk to get tested. Screening saves lives."

Colorectal cancer, most commonly known as colon cancer, develops in the colon or rectum and is the second most diagnosed cancer in both men and women. According to Florida

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