February 23, 2016
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March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Colon cancer is one of the most treatable forms of cancer when it's found early. Screening is the #1 way to prevent colon cancer. Your individual risk factors – such as ethnicity, lifestyle and family history – will determine when you should start getting checked. For most adults, it is recommended that colon cancer screening should begin at age 50. Wear Blue Day – Friday March 4 Wear Blue to show your support and raise awareness. Use this day to spread the word about colon cancer screening.
  • If you are over 50 and have not had a colonoscopy call your Primary Care Provider and ask for a referral.
  • If you've had a colonoscopy share you experience with someone else over 50 and encourage them to get screened.
  • Dress yourself, your family or your pets in blue and share your photos with the Vanderbilt community.
Share your photos with us: Twitter @WellVanderbilt using hashtag #wearblueVU or #wearblueVUMC Email health.plus@vanderbilt.edu