Do you know who in your family has had colon cancer? What about polyps? This information can have a big impact on your health. Your risk for developing this type of cancer increases if you have a family history of either colon cancer or polyps. Talk with your family. Write down your family’s health history and share it with your doctor. If you are at higher-than-normal risk due to your family history, your doctor may recommend getting screened earlier than would normally be recommended. March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. That makes it a great time to bring up this topic with your family members. Do it today!

— Source: Colon Cancer Alliance


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