Group uses humor to spread cancer prevention message
Cancer screening can detect early cancer and the polyps that might develop into cancer, but the preparation for the test and the colonoscopy itself are a hard sell. Detected early, colorectal cancer has a 90 percent survival rate.
"We know colon cancer is preventable, and the prevention is screening," said Warren Larson, public policy and community benefit coordinator for MeritCare-Bemidji. "It's a tough message to get across, but dying of colon cancer is miserable."
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