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Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month - Don't Delay Care: Kristen's Story

The American Cancer Society estimates more than 153,000 Americans will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer this year making it one of the most common cancers in both men and women. 

March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month and updated guidelines make it possible for more people to be screened with a colonoscopy starting at age 45. 

If you are over 45 years old or have a history of colon cancer in your family, talk to your doctor about your options for early detection and prevention. 

At. St. Vincent Healthcare and Intermountain Health experts are working to raise awareness so that people know that colorectal cancer is preventable, treatable, and beatable with early detection.

Watch Kristen's story above to learn about the importance of getting screened and contact your primary care physician with any questions.