On Friday, March 7, in honor of Colon Cancer Awareness Month, Meriter’s doctors, nurses and staff showed up to work dressed in blue to raise awareness and encourage discussion about the importance of screening for colon cancer. View the photos.
Colon cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer related death for both men and women in America. Through screening, colon cancer is one of the most preventable diseases.
The Colon Cancer Alliance launched the National Dress in Blue Day in 2009 to bring attention to the importance of screening for colon cancer. Beginning at age 50 (or earlier if you have a family history or are at a higher risk), talk to your doctor about getting screened for colon cancer. The most effective screening is a colonoscopy.
To make a donation toward life-saving research, prevention education and patient support services, visit Colon Cancer Alliance. Support Meriter’s Digestive Health Center by donating through the Meriter Foundation.