The week of June 9th – 15th is National Men’s Health Week. National Men’s Health Week is a weeklong health observance to empower men to make their health a top priority. Making your health a top priority includes following through with regular colorectal cancer screenings.
Free colorectal cancer screenings are available for uninsured men ages 50 to 64 through the Onondaga County Cancer Services Program (CSP). Uninsured men are encouraged to register by phone at 435-3653 or online by visiting the CSP website at http://www.ongov.net/health/cancerscreening.html. Routine screenings are an important step in the early detection of colorectal cancer. Early detection saves lives!
Of cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. A person’s chances of developing colorectal cancer can be increased by factors such as age; having inflammatory bowel disease; or having a personal or family history of colorectal cancer or polyps. Routine screenings decrease a person’s risk of developing colorectal cancer.
Men’s Health Week is an optimal time to remember that the best way to detect colorectal cancer early is through routine screening. The CSP encourages uninsured men to take charge of their health by registering for a free colorectal cancer screening. Call 435-3653 today or visit us online to see if you qualify. Your health is too important to wait!