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In our continued commitment to the health and well-being of our community, St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center is proud to join the American Cancer Society® in recognizing National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month throughout the month of March. Together, we can save more lives from colon/rectal cancer – and all cancers – by taking steps to stay well.

If you’re 50 or older, one of the most important steps you can take is to get tested for colon cancer. Everyone in this age group should talk to a doctor about getting screened, even if no one in your family has had it. If your parent, sibling, or child has ever had colon cancer or colon polyps, you might need to start screening before age 50. Be sure to ask your doctor about the different ways you can be tested and when you should start. There are several screening options available, including simple take home tests.

For more information about colon cancer and what you can do to help prevent it or find it early, visit cancer.org/colon or call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345. We are here to help you stay well. (Source: American Cancer Society )

Dana Keesey, PT
Director, Rehabilitation & Therapy Services, Neurodiagnostic
Services, Stroke Service Line & Community Wellness
St David’s Round Rock Medical Center

 

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