Macon County Public Health would like to remind citizens that March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and to encourage talking to your doctor about getting a colonoscopy.
According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 96,000 new cases of colon cancer were diagnosed in 2014 and more than 40,000 new cases of rectal cancer. Fortunately, colorectal cancer is the one cancer that can actually be prevented. Getting the proper screening done at the right times of your life can save your life. When caught early in the disease process, colorectal cancer has a 90 percent survival rate.