MCCH CELEBRATES NATIONAL COLORECTAL CANCER MONTH

03/03/2017

MCCH Colorectal Cancer
Endoscopy staff pictured with Dr. Monte Finch, Gastroenterologist, creating awareness by reminding everyone that screenings save lives!


Murray-Calloway County Hospital recognizes Go Blue Day during Colorectal Cancer Month. During the month of March the goal is to inform men and women aged 50 years and older about the importance of having regular colorectal cancer screening tests.

Screening tests help find precancerous polyps (abnormal growths) so they can be removed before they have a chance to turn into cancer. This prevents colorectal cancer. Screening also can find this cancer early, when treatment is most effective. However, about one-third of adults aged 50 or older (about 22 million people)—the age group at greatest risk of developing colorectal cancer—have not been screened as recommended. For more information or to schedule your colonoscopy, call (270) 762-1100.