The Jay Monahan Center Team joined in the Colon Cancer Challenge in Central Park this Sunday, March 27, 2011, to raise both awareness and funding in the fight against colorectal cancer. Team leader, Martha Raymond, and more than 30 physicians, staff, volunteers, survivors, and family members joined in the Monahan Center team and completed the Colon Cancer Challenge's Colon Cancer Prevention and Remembrance Walk. The walk was a tribute to those family and friends lost to colon cancer, and a message for others to get screened for this disease.
Screening for colon cancer should begin at age 50 in men and women who are at average risk. Those with certain risk factors, such as a family history of polyps or cancer, need to start screening at a younger age.
The Colon Cancer Challenge is organized by the Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation.
For more information on colon cancer screening, click here.
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