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By Clifton R Kirkman II
Telegram Reporter 

Colorectal Cancer Disproportionately affects The African American Community


March 10, 2022


Have you made and attended your colorectal cancer screening appointment this year? Now is the time to get into the doctor's office. The U.S. Multisociety Task Force on Colorectal Cancer has updated their recommendations. The Task Force suggests that the average risk person begin screening for colorectal cancer at the ages of 45 to 49.

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month! According to the American Cancer Society, in the United States, colorectal cancer is the third most common diagnosed cancer in both men and women. Since the 1980s, the rate of diagnosis overall for colorectal cancer...

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