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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month – Get $50 off on your colonoscopy

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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month – Get $50 off on your colonoscopy

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month – Get $50 off on your colonoscopy

No ifs, ands or butts about it. March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. The general population faces a lifetime risk for developing the disease of about 5 percent, while someone whose family has a history of colorectal cancer has a 10 to 15 percent chance of developing the disease. The risk rises to more than 50 percent in people with ulcerative colitis and those whose family members harbor specific genetic mutations. Surpassing both breast cancer and prostate cancer in mortality, colorectal cancer is second only to lung cancer in numbers of deaths in the United States. To prevent colorectal cancer, screenings are absolutely necessary. Colonoscopies allow doctors to proactively remove growths in the colon and rectum before they can become cancerous. 60% of colorectal cancer deaths could be prevented with screening. Get screened in March, and get $50 dollars off, on your Colonoscopy.

About Colorectal Cancer

  • Colorectal cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer death among men and women combined in the United States.

  • There will be an estimated 140,250 new cases of colorectal cancer in 2019.

  • 1 in 20 people will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer.

  • 1 in 3 people are not up-to-date with colorectal cancer screening.

  • 60% of colorectal cancer deaths could be prevented with screening.

  • 25% of people diagnosed with colorectal cancer have a family history. Know your cancer risk.

  • It is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death.

  • Often, those who are diagnosed with colon cancer have experienced no signs or symptoms associated with the disease.

  • People with a parent, sibling, or offspring with colorectal cancer have 2 or 3 times the risk of developing colon cancer compared to those with no family history of the disease.

  • Colorectal cancer is the most preventable, but least prevented cancer.

  • People with Diabetes and insulin resistance may have and increased risk of colon cancer.


 

Statistic Sources:  National Cancer Institute, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, American Cancer Society

 
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Luis Mendoza is the editor of the MTTJ blog. He is born and raised in Tijuana. He is the father of two (both born and raised in Tijuana as well) and he enjoys football (the real football) and Science Fiction. Did we mention that he is born and raised in Tijuana, and a Certified Medical Tourism Professional.

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