Colon Cancer Awareness [Infographic]

Colon Cancer Awareness Infographic

Did you know that colorectal cancer is treatable if caught early through screening?

Colorectal cancer refers to a type of gastrointestinal cancer that usually begins as a growth, called a polyp, in either the colon or the rectum. Kentucky has some of the highest rates of colorectal cancer deaths in the country. In 2013, the Commonwealth ranked fourth in the nation for colorectal cancer deaths, according to the Colon Cancer Prevention Project.

Fortunately, through early detection and treatment, the disease is also highly preventable. At least 60 percent of deaths from this cancer could be avoided if those 50 years or older had regular screening test, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Review the infographic below to learn more about risk factors for colon cancer and warning signs.

Colon Cancer Risk Factors and Warning Signs

 

Preventive health screenings are key to detecting diseases before you have symptoms. Speak to your primary care provider to learn more about each type of health screening available.

Bite Size Learning Event, Screenings for Better Health in the New Year, and More News

KentuckyOne Health News and Events

KentuckyOne Health News and Events

Our Lady of Peace to Host Free Seminar to Address Anxiety in Children and Teens

 

Lexington, Ky. (January 11, 2018) — Our Lady of Peace, part of KentuckyOne Health, will hold an upcoming seminar focused on an issue that affects many children and teenagers nationwide, both in the home and at school.

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Saint Joseph London to Discuss Making Healthier Food Choices in 2018

 

London, Ky. (January 10, 2018) – Saint Joseph London, part of KentuckyOne Health, invites the community to learn about ways to have a healthier year, at the Bite Size Learning health education event on Wednesday, January 17.

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Top Five Screenings for Better Health in 2018

 

Louisville, Ky. (January 9, 2018) – The new year is underway, and KentuckyOne Health is encouraging community members to kick off the year on a healthy note by resolving to get their recommended health screenings.

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