Blue Ribbon - Colon Cancer

Blue Ribbon Creates Awareness of Colon Cancer

Blue Ribbon is associated with colon cancer and the month of March is celebrated as Colon cancer awareness month, during which awareness is created about the risks of colon cancer and the need of screening for early detection of colon cancer which can give better treatment and survival rate of 90%. High fat intake, alcohol, smoking, family history of colon cancer or polyps and old age are important factors for developing colon cancer. Benign colon polyps/adenomas occurs due to chromosomal changes in the inner lining of colon, early detection and removal of polyps prevents occurence of colon cancer. All individuals above the age of 40 is recommended for screening of the entire colon as early detected colon cancer is highly curable.

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