Dr. Kamrava, the Colorectal Surgeon Los Angeles, wants you to know that March marks the beginning of Colon Cancer Awareness Month.
Colorectal cancer is one of the few cancers that can be prevented by prior screening. By building awareness about the disease more screenings can be done, thus possibly reducing the mortality rate of those afflicted with it.
Starting in 2000, Colon Cancer Awareness Month has proven to be a large, unifying event for those whose lives have been affected by colon cancer. Patients, caregivers, advocates, and survivors join efforts every March to both spread awareness of the disease and raise funds to fight it.
If you’d like to show your support during Colon Cancer Awareness Month, here are some things that you can do:
- Participate in Dress in Blue Day. On March 4th, awareness month supporters wear blue; this is the main color that the awareness month revolves around.
- Become informed and spread awareness! Try becoming knowledgeable about colorectal cancer by reading about the disease. With this knowledge, try informing your friends and family about the benefit of colonoscopy screenings.
- Host a fundraiser. Try to find a way to raise funds safely so that you can donate in support of Colon Cancer Awareness Month.
- Try registering for the Colon Cancer Alliance’s Undy Run, a fun fundraising event that inspires people to run or walk in support of fighting the disease.
The main goal of the awareness month is to make it so that colon cancer is removed out of the top three deadliest cancers list. Colon cancer is the third-most diagnosed cancer in the United States and it comes in at second place among the leading causes of cancer-related mortalities for both American men and women.
For more information about Colon Cancer Awareness Month, please contact Dr. Kamrava at https://drkamrava.com/ or call directly at 424.279.8222.