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Colon Cancer Awareness

By From page A5 | March 06, 2013

EDITOR:

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. What you need to be aware of is that Colon Cancer is preventable and it can be caught in time with a colonoscopy. The Health Care Act now makes insurance companies pay 100 percent for cancer pre-screening tests.

I know it is not a pretty subject to talk about and yes, it is not a pleasant test, but I can tell you it is far easier to do than chemotherapy. I am surviving with stage 4 colon cancer since April, 2011. Please, please, please get screened. Take my word for it, you don’t want to do chemo. The following quote (author unknown) says it all: “The only thing worse than a colonoscopy is dying because you didn’t get one.”

Be well.

DEBBIE MILLER
El Dorado

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