March Awareness Month

The Operators’ Health Center (OHC) hosts monthly awareness campaigns.  For March 2020, the topic is Colorectal Cancer.

Cancers of the colon and rectum are common, with approximately 135,000 cases diagnosed each year. Like many cancers, colorectal cancer is of particular concern for people older than age 50. Although diagnosis is often possible at an early stage, many people delay seeking medical care because they are embarrassed or fearful of symptoms related to their bowels. Risk increases significantly after age 50 and continues to increase with age.

If colorectal cancer is diagnosed and treated early while the tumor is still localized, the disease is highly curable, with five-year survival rates of about 90%. Therefore, annual physicals and screenings such as a colonoscopy are extremely important for early detection of the disease. Warning signs include blood in the stool, a change in bowel movements, weight loss, and feeling tired all the time.

If you have any questions or need to seek medical advice, please call the Operators’ Health Center today to schedule an appoint or visit www.operatorshealthcenter.com.

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