Celebrate National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, a time for individuals to learn more about colorectal cancer, particularly its risk factors.

Since early detection leads to early treatment, preventing the spread and severity of cancer, educating yourself on colorectal cancer is one of the most important ways to celebrate this month.

Along with learning more about this disease, there are other key ways to participate in this awareness holiday.

Celebrating Colorectal Cancer Awareness

Wear Blue

Colorectal CancerBlue is the signature color of the colorectal cancer awareness movement. Although Wear Blue for Colorectal Cancer Day has passed — this year it was Friday, March 6 — you can still show your support for colorectal cancer prevention by wearing blue this month. You can even purchase blue T-shirts and other apparel created specifically for colorectal cancer; proceeds may even go toward research for a cure.

Participate in an Undy Run

The Undy Run is an event created to help raise awareness for colorectal cancer. Participants are encouraged to run or walk the 5K while wearing underwear as outerwear.

Organizers hope that the event will spark interest in colorectal cancer so that communities discuss the disease and promote prevention. It’s also a fun event that families can participate in. There are undy runs nationwide; find the nearest to you to participate or donate money!

Get Screened

The best way to celebrate colorectal cancer awareness? Get screened for colorectal cancer. According to the CDC, around 60% of colorectal cancer deaths could be prevented if people regularly conduct screenings. Adults above 50 should pursue screening every 5 years. If you have certain colorectal cancer risk factors, like a family history of the disease, more regular screening may be necessary; consult with your doctor to learn more.

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Colorectal cancer isn’t the only health concern that should be on your radar. In addition to regular screenings for cancer, you should also get regular lab testing on your cholesterol, blood sugar, heart health, and more.

Test Smartly Labs nationwide offer the opportunity for individuals to monitor their own health through affordable clinical testing, no doctor’s orders, insurance, or appointment needed. To get started, contact your nearest wellness-certified location today!

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