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ACPM Supports Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

CDC’s Screen for Life: National Colorectal Cancer Action Campaign informs men and women aged 50 years and older about the importance of having regular colorectal cancer screening tests. Screening tests help find precancerous polyps so they can be removed before they have a chance to turn into cancer. This prevents colorectal cancer. Screening also can find this cancer early, when treatment is most effective. However, about one-third of adults aged 50 or older —the age group at greatest risk of developing colorectal cancer—have not been screened as recommended. For more information, visit Screen for Life.

 

ACPM Supports the 'Cancer Prevention: Together We Can' Campaign

The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) is a proud supporter of the Cancer Prevention: Together We Can campaign to help people make informed lifestyle choices to reduce their risk of developing cancer. Beginning February 1, the campaign highlights the importance a healthy diet and consistent physical activity play in avoiding some types of cancer. The campaign’s website also provides interactive tools that empower individuals to examine daily habits and take action to reduce their cancer risk.

According to research from the American Cancer Society and campaign organizers at the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), approximately one-third of cases of the most common cancers in the United States could be prevented if individuals improved their eating habits, increased physical activity, and maintained an overall healthy weight. Data also shows that new cases of several preventable cancers could be cut in half or more by making key lifestyle changes, including cases of colorectal, endometrial, esophageal, mouth, and stomach cancers.

As a leader in preventive medicine and an advocate for the use of lifestyle modifications to reduce risk for chronic illnesses, ACPM has joined AICR and other partners in promoting the campaign which coincides with National Cancer Prevention Month observed throughout February. Learn more about the campaign by visiting the campaign website at www.aicr.org/can-prevent/.

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