Mississippi State Department of Health
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55,000 lives a year are lost nationally to a cancer that is preventable and treatable – even beatable – when detected early.

Colon and rectal cancers are the third-leading cause of cancer death in Mississippi among both men and women. 1,500 new cases of colorectal cancer are diagnosed in the state each year.

Over time, if undetected, colorectal cancer becomes a killer. But screening tests can find it early, when treatment is most effective. Even better, this is one cancer you can prevent. Screening finds pre-cancerous polyps that can be removed before they turn into colorectal cancer. If you're 50 or over, stop this disease by getting screened for colorectal cancer.

Talk with your healthcare provider. Talk with your family. Learn that the test isn't anything to fear.

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