Your Health Matters!

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month!

Colorectal cancer, or colon cancer, is a disease in the large intestine (colon) and rectum. While most colon cancers start as small, noncancerous clumps of cells called polyps, without treatment, they may turn cancerous.

Because colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among American Indian and Alaska Natives, it’s important to know what you can do to help prevent it.

To reduce your risk of colon cancer, be sure to:

  • Exercise
  • Quit Smoking
  • Eat Fruits and Veggies
  • Manage weight
  • Limit Alcohol Use
  • Get Screened

Colon cancer often has no symptoms early on, so getting screened can be a lifesaver. Call your health care provider to set up an appointment to talk about when screening is best for you. It may help save your life!