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Are you in a high risk category for colorectal cancer?

March is colorectal cancer month in Canada. The Canadian Cancer Society is raising awareness for the disease that is 90-percent curable when caught early. Joanne Bennett, a public health nurse from the Porcupine Health Unit, says the key to catching it early is getting screened.

Bennett says those aged 50-74, or with a family history, are at risk. 

 Or, if you have a relative who has been diagnosed, get screened 10 years earlier than the age at which they were diagnosed, whichever comes first.
Get a screening kit from your family doctor or Telehealth Ontario at  1-866-797-0000.

 

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