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March is Colorectal Cancer Month

March is Colorectal Cancer Month

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March is Colorectal Cancer Month. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States, but it doesn’t have to be.

If everyone age 50 and older had regular screening tests, at least 60 percent of deaths from this cancer could be avoided. Call Digestive Disorders Consultants with Meritus Health at 301-665-4585 to schedule your screening.

Recommended Screenings Starting At Age 50

  • Fecal occult blood test/ Cologuard – every year
  • Sigmoidoscopy – every 5 years (if not having colonoscopy)
  • Colonoscopy – every 10 years. Individuals with risk factors may require earlier or more frequent screenings

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