March is the official "National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month."
The purpose of this month is to spread the word about preventing
colorectal cancer. All that is required is a colonoscopy every few
years, depending on factors such as your age and family history. Most doctors recommend getting regular colonoscopies after your 50th birthday, even with no family history.
Please talk to your parents, grandparents, and loved ones about this
disease. Educate everyone around you about the need for regular
You can find more information on the American Cancer Society website at http://www.cancer.org/docroot/ped/ped_5.asp