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March is colon rectal cancer awareness month and WALB is partnering with the Cancer Coalition of South Georgia to raise awareness.

Colon rectal cancer is the 3rd most commonly diagnosed cancer in Georgia, and the 2nd leading cause of cancer death. But it doesn't have to be. 

Nine out of 10 cases can be prevented through regular screening. Colorectal cancer almost always starts with a small growth called a polyp.

If found early, doctors can remove polyps and stop colorectal cancer before it starts. So if you are age 50 or older, schedule a colonoscopy.  This important screening can save your life.

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