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UPHP Update: March Is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Here’s What You Need To Know.

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Renee Anderton

Marquette, MIMarch 3, 2022 – March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and Upper Peninsula Health Plan is getting out the word about the importance of early detection through screening.

Renee Anderton, Clinical Coordinator at UPHP, spoke about colorectal cancer screening with Mark & Walt in the Morning this week.

Anderton explained what colorectal cancer is and that it is preventable, detectable and if found early, treatable.

She added that UPHP is encouraging individuals 45 and older who are due for, or have put off, recommended cancer screenings to contact their primary care physician as soon as possible to schedule this important care.

Anderton outlined some of the risk factors for colorectal cancer as well as some one the main screening options, adding that it’s important to not wait for symptoms to be checked. Precancerous polyps and colorectal cancer do not always cause symptoms, especially early on, and screening helps find it early, when treatment can be very effective.

-mediaBrew Communications

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