After a year of possibly delayed colorectal cancer screenings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever to raise awareness for colorectal cancer.
Renown medical professionals pose at the LOVE sculpture for colon cancer awareness month.
Did you know that your genes can put you at risk for developing colorectal cancer, also known as colon cancer? It’s true! In fact, 1 in 500 Americans will test positive for Lynch Syndrome, a genetic condition that raises your risk of colon cancer, endometrial cancer, and other cancers.
When it comes to colon cancer, early intervention saves lives. That’s why the Healthy Nevada Project notifies participants who test positive for Lynch Syndrome, and therefore are at higher risk for developing colon cancer.
Participate in the Healthy Nevada Project to find out if you have Lynch Syndrome
Risk factors for colon cancer:
Ways to reduce your risk of colon cancer: