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The Valley Hospital Helps to Raise Awareness about Colon Cancer with Free Screening Kits

 
  

March 6, 2017 — Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. However, it is highly preventable, detectable and treatable. Through proper colorectal screening, doctors can find and remove hidden growths, called polyps, in the colon, before they become cancerous. Removing polyps can prevent cancer altogether. 

Free screening kits can be picked up at the Luckow Pavilion north registration desk, located at One Valley Health Plaza, Paramus, NJ during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., from Monday, March 20 through Wednesday, March 22. There is a 2 kit limit per person.

The vast majority of cases of colorectal cancer occur in people age 50 and older. In its early stages, colorectal cancer often does not show any symptoms, making it crucial for individuals who are over 50 to be screened regularly.

In response to the need to raise awareness about the importance of colorectal cancer screenings, The Valley Hospital is proud to be joining more than 150 local and national organizations to increase screening rates throughout the country as a part of the NCCRT, The American Cancer Society, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “80% by 2018” initiative. The goal of “80% by 2018” is to have 80 percent of adults aged 50 and older being screened for colorectal cancer by 2018.  

The initiative consists of health care providers, health systems, communities, businesses, community health centers, government, non-profit organizations and patient advocacy groups who are committed to getting more people screened for colorectal cancer to prevent cancer and save lives.  

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