Employees raised awareness at Murray-Calloway County Hospital by wearing blue for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month GO BLUE day on March 6.
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancer. Colorectal cancer affects people in all racial and ethnic groups and is most often found in people age 50 and older.
If everyone age 50 and older were screened regularly, 6 out of 10 deaths from colorectal cancer could be prevented. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to encourage people to get screened.
For more information about colorectal screenings, call MCCH at 270.762.1381.
Pictured above: West Kentucky Gastroenterology staff.