American Internet Tech donates to American Cancer Society (March 2021)

American Internet Tech donates to American Cancer Society (March 2021)

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in the United States when men and women are combined. However, regular screening can find colorectal cancer when it is small, hasn’t spread, and might be easier to treat. Some types of screening can also help find and remove pre-cancerous growths called polyps before they have a chance to turn into cancer. 

The American Cancer Society (ACS) has guidelines for colorectal cancer screening and recommends people at average risk for colorectal cancer begin screening at age 45. In the most recent guideline update, ACS lowered the age to start screening because studies show rates of colorectal cancer among people younger than 50 are on the rise. ACS experts have determined that screening starting at 45 could help save more lives.

People who think or know they are at higher risk for colorectal cancer should talk to their health care provider in order to choose your best screening option and schedule.

Getting screened for colorectal cancer can help us prevent and detect cancer early. The COVID-19 pandemic has made it harder, but there are ways to get screened during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The American Cancer Society works with nearly 80 organizations as part of their efforts to reduce and ultimately eliminate the burden of colorectal cancer.

American Internet Tech supports these efforts and proceeds to one more monthly donation to the American Cancer Society.