March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

March 2, 2011 - 3:55 PM

Did you know that colon cancer is the 2nd most common cancer in the United States? 

 Did you know that this year 13,000 young men and women were diagnosed with colon cancer? 

These are all questions we should be aware of.  March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month.  The surgery department here at HCMH has put together a public campaign to encourage everyone to have a screening colonoscopy.  You will notice posters, pins, shirts, radio and newspaper ads encouraging everyone to be aware of the simplicity of screening for colon cancer.  Don't be a for yours today! 515-332-4200 ext. 169