Join us this March in our mission to tackle the colon cancer screening backlog impacting lives nationwide. CRMC launched the 'Take Care of It' campaign to coincide with National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Our goal is to raise awareness about the crucial significance of colon cancer screening and encourage everyone to prioritize their health by scheduling a colonoscopy for early detection and prevention. Colorectal cancer is unique in its preventability through early detection and removing precancerous polyps. According to surgeon Shawn Roberts, MD, FACS, "Because there are often no symptoms when it is first developing, colorectal cancer can only be caught early and prevented through regular screening. The possibility of curing patients after symptoms develop can be quite low, but if colorectal cancer is found and treated at an early stage, the opportunity to cure is almost 100 percent.” Dr. Roberts emphasizes, "Most colon cancers start as small growths called polyps. If we can find these polyps while they are still non-cancerous, we can remove them, and the cancer may be prevented. Major surgery can usually be avoided as well." If your doctor has recommended a colon cancer screening, now is the time to act. Call 218.546.7000 or visit CRMCStopCancer.com to schedule your screening. Let's come together to kick cancer's butt!