March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month


March 19, 2024

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is urging Illinoisans to learn more about the illness and the need for regular screenings.

“Colorectal cancer screening saves lives,” said IDPH Director Dr. Sameer Vohra. “Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer death in the United States, behind only lung cancer. We know, for many, that it can be scary or inconvenient to get screened, but most types of colorectal cancers are preventable or treatable when detected early. Several screening tests can be used, including some you can do at home....

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