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The New York State Department of Health Cancer Services Programs will promote Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March, 2014 to raise awareness about the importance of regular colorectal n cancer screening. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in New York State, but with regular screening, it is preventable, treatable and beatable! The five-year survival rate for early stage colorectal cancer is over 90%, but when colon cancer is detected at a late stage, that rate drops to just 5%. There is no doubt that early detection and prompt treatment save lives.
This March, the NYSDOH Cancer Services Program will work with partners across the state to raise awareness about the importance of colorectal cancer screening for all men and women ages 50 and older. Your participation can be as simple as:
Read how New York's Main Streets Go Blue gets local businesses involved in colorectal cancer awareness:
For more information about colorectal cancer, visit: http://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/cancer/colorectal/. Information about the Cancer Services Program can be found online at: www.nyhealth.gov/cancerservicesprogram.
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