Checking where the sun don’t shine

It’s embarassing to talk about. Sometimes uncomfortable to think about.

But, it could save your life.

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month.

If you’re of a certain age, as in over 50, you need to schedule a colonoscopy. Do not delay.

According to the Center for Disease Control:

Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Every year, more than 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and more than 50,000 people die from it.

I had my first colonoscopy when I turned 50. Other than the prep work, it wasn’t so bad. And when I hit 55 next year, I’ll be going back again.

You should too.

Sign off the Internet. Put down the Kindle. Turn off the TV.

Call your doctor.


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