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2:35 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Hospital Joins National Effort to Educate Importance of Colorectal Screenings

From left to right: Kate Lochte, Jimmie Sue Mathis, Rhonda Boone
From left to right: Kate Lochte, Jimmie Sue Mathis, Rhonda Boone

March is National Colorectal Cancer Month and Murray-Calloway County Hospital joins the national effort to educate communities on the importance of colorectal screenings. Murray Calloway County Hospital's Bariatric Solutions Nurse Practitioner Rhonda Boone and cancer survivor Jimmie Sue Mathis visit Sounds Good to talk about colorectal cancer awareness.

Colorectal cancer is the second most deadly cancer for both men and women, yet according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most of the deaths could be prevented if everyone over the age of 50 was screened for colorectal cancer. There are often no signs or symptoms of colorectal cancer and if left undiagnosed or undetected, can spread throughout the body.

More on the Murray-Calloway County Hospital website.

About Colorectal Cancer from the CDC.

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