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Cancer Coalition promotes colorectoral cancer screenings

Casey Perkins, Cancer Coalition of South Georgia Communications Director Casey Perkins, Cancer Coalition of South Georgia Communications Director
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Cancer of Coalition of South Georgia is joining a national initiative to increase the rate of colorectal cancer screening.     

About 60% of Americans over 50 get screened. The Georgia rate is about 70%. The Cancer Coalition wants to increase the national rate to 80% by 2018.  

"We are excited to have a voice of this community on that national scale because we do represent a population that does have a lot of barriers to overcome," said Communications Director Casey Perkins.       

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S.

 

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