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A Message From KILJ News Director Theresa Rose

Written by on March 8, 2013 in News

Colon cancer is one of the most easily curable cancers if found early and one of only two cancers that can actually be prevented thru screening. Unfortunately, a lot of people are apprehensive about having a colonoscopy so only about 39 percent of coleorectal cancers are diagnosed in the early stages. I recently lost my husband to colon cancer. He was 55. I am convinced if he would have had a colonoscopy at 50 he would still be with me. March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. If you are 50 or older and have not had a colonoscopy I urge you to schedule one immediately. I had one at age 51. It’s easy, painless and necessary. And it will most likely save your life.

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