Here is the latest email from Dr. Jacobs.
Are you age 50 or older? Getting tested can save your life.
Colon cancer is highly treatable if found in its early stages. If you are 50 or older, talk to your doctor about getting tested, even if you have no symptoms. If you have a family history of colon cancer or polyps, you may need to get tested earlier than age 50.
Stay well and prevent colon cancer.
• Do not smoke.
• Maintain a healthy weight by being physically active and eating a well-balanced diet.
• Limit the amount of red and processed meat you eat, including pork and lunch meats.
• Limit alcohol intake to no more than two drinks per day for men and one drink per day for women.
Stop colon cancer and celebrate more birthdays.
The most important thing you can do to prevent colon cancer and celebrate more birthdays is to get tested. Talk to your doctor about when to start testing and which test is right for you.
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month.
Share this message – save a life.
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