March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March 28, 2022 Access Health Food for Thought News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

Fosston, MN — March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and Grant Coauette of Essentia Health in Fosston joined our Access Health Program this weekend to spread awareness about the disease and encourage people to schedule a colonoscopy. Colorectal Cancer is one of the most common occurring cancers in the United States. Coauette says colon cancer is a slow-moving cancer and can be easily treated if detected early, so there‚Äôs no reason to fear getting a screening.

Coauette says Colon Cancer is being detected more and more often in younger individuals. Its now recommended that everyone start getting screened around age 45. However, if you have a family history, you may need to get screened earlier.

There are a few different methods for getting screened, but the most common and most reliable form is a colonoscopy, according to Coauette.

Contact Essentia Health or your health provider for more information on scheduling a colorectal screening. Listen back to the full interview with Grant Coauette of Essentia Health below: