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"A ROSE OF HELP GIVEN A RAY OF HOPE"

DID YOU KNOW...

When you donate to Rose B. Johnson Colon Cancer Awareness Foundation you are supporting individuals who need financial assistance for screening.

This help saves lives.

WHAT IS COLORECTAL CANCER?

Colorectal cancer is a tumor caused by abnormal division of the digestive tract. This is where waste material is stored and where you preserve water before you eliminate waste.

SYMPTOMS

Many conditions can upset the passage of food through the digestive tract- including stress, the flu or a tumor in the intestine. These disturbances may cause problems with bowel movements.

 

SCREENING

Have regular exams by a physician.

Beginning at age 50, you should have screening tests performed, even if you have no symptoms of colorectal cancer. People with one or more risk factors should begin screening at an earlier age.

PROCEDURE

The American Cancer Society states, "early detection for colorectal cancer is the cornerstone of preventing this disease, since identifying and removing adenomatous polyps (adenomas) can decrease colorectal cancer by 60-90%."

Several screening methods are available, but the most accurate medical test is called a colonoscopy.

 

PREVENTION

Research shows that food and nutrition along with regular physical activity play a very important role in preventing or causing colorectal cancer.

Healthy changes in your diet and lifestyle can reduce your risk of developing colorectal cancer.