March 4, 2016
Developing a healthy lifestyle improves your overall health and aids in the prevention of colon cancer and other diseases.
Did you know that colon cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer death? People over the age of 50 are the most affected, though the disease appears to be on the rise in younger people. Individuals with a family history of the disease are two to three times more likely to be diagnosed with colon cancer.
What do you know about this disease? Here are some tips to increase your awareness of colon cancer and support its prevention:
Schedule a Screening
Your best protection from colon cancer is to schedule a screening test. The disease is most easily treatable when found in its early stages. A variety of screening tests are available, so consult your healthcare provider to find the test that’s right for you. Most people begin to get regular screening tests after age 50.
If you smoke, quit. Smoking raises risk of cancer considerably. Smokers are also at risk for heart disease, stroke, emphysema, and 15 kinds of cancer. You will begin to heal shortly after your last cigarette. If you need help quitting, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or visit smokefree.gov.
Watch Your Weight
Obesity and weight gain are associated with 11 different cancers, including colon cancer. Eat a diet rich in fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains to stay at a healthy weight. Your well-balanced diet should include adequate amounts of calcium and vitamin D.
Regular physical activity reduces the risk posed by many illnesses, colon cancer included. Aim for 30 minutes of moderate exercise every day. Find activities that you enjoy, like riding a bicycle, dancing, or gardening.
Colon cancer is one of the most preventable diseases. Reduce your risk with regular screenings after the age of 50—or earlier if you’re in a high-risk group. Currently, there are over one million colon cancer survivors in the United States.
Help Cydcor continue spread awareness of colon cancer prevention and provide support to those battling this difficult disease. There are many ways to help, from making donations to wearing blue this Friday in honor of those struggling with colon cancer.
Join Cydcor employees as we work together to find a cure for colon cancer. Wear dark blue this Friday, March 4th and share your photos on Facebook by using the hashtags #BlueForBarb and #Cydcor.
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