Breast cancer awareness is important, and you and your friends may be wearing pink this October to remind everyone of that.
However, statistics show you should be wearing blue as well—to remind women how important it is to get their colon cancer screenings.
Although 90 percent of colon cancers occur in those over 50 years of age, that doesn’t mean you’re not at risk if you’re younger. Colon cancer diagnoses in the 20-49 age group are on the rise, and often people of this age aren’t getting screenings, often leading to late-stage diagnosis.
Colon cancer is one of the top three deadliest cancers in the United States, but with early detection and treatment, 90 percent are cured. Yet surprisingly, many people aren’t up to date with their colonoscopies and don’t book their first one until …