March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March 11, 2010

Sun City Center, Florida - According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death. Fortunately, colorectal cancer is also preventable and highly treatable. That is why it is so important to be tested for colorectal cancer.

If you are 50 years old or older, you should be tested, especially if you are at high risk. Risk factors for colorectal cancer include age, family history and race. Other risk factors include smoking, alcohol consumption, obesity, physical inactivity and diet.

To learn more about colorectal cancer, how to lower your risk and screening recommendations, you can attend a free seminar hosted by South Bay Hospital called “No One Should Die from Colon Cancer”. This seminar presented by Colorectal Surgeon, Craig Amshel, MD will be held on Friday, March 19th, from 12:30pm to 1:30pm. For more information, or to make a reservation for the free seminar, call 1-877-442-2362.