Mississippi State Department of Health

If everyone aged 50 years old or older were screened regularly, 60% of deaths from colorectal cancer could be avoided.

Personal Story

At age 54, Verbia Harden of Jackson, MS knew she was overdue for her first colorectal cancer screening. She acted just in time, getting screened and detecting her cancer before it became inoperable.

Don't wait. Healthy adults should be screened for colorectal cancer starting at age 50 – acting in time can save your life.

Reduce Your Risk

Colorectal cancer is one of the most preventable cancers since it typically develops from polyps that can be detected and removed before they become cancerous.

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More about a healthy eating plan »    http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/mediterranean-diet/art-20047801

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