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Colon Cancer Awareness Month: Survivor encourages early screenings

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month.

News 12 Staff and Shakti Denis

Mar 19, 2023, 9:54 PM

Updated 461 days ago

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March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. 
The number of Americans diagnosed with colon cancer below the age of 50 has increased every year since the 1990s, according to the American Cancer Society. 
Doctors now strongly recommend getting screened for colon cancer no later than 45 years old, even without any symptoms.  
News 12's Shakti Denis sat down with a woman who says getting screened early saved her life. 


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