Colon Cancer: A Cancer You Can Control
Many diseases can be prevented if people at risk have awareness and information about the disease, its causes, and warning signs. Awareness and information can also lead to early detection and treatment. In many instances, early detection can even cure a disease. Nowhere is this more evident than in the case of colon cancer.
In December 2000, Today Show host, Katie Couric, televised her colonoscopy screening. The procedure was seen by millions of viewers. Couric had lost her husband to colon cancer because his condition was not detected until it was too late for life-saving intervention. This grieving widow took advantage of her ability to reach millions of people in an effort to increase awareness about a disease many people don