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Rear in Gear

Of cancers that affect both men and women, “colorectal” or “colon” cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. It usually starts from growths in the colon or rectum, which over time can turn into cancer. The chance of getting colorectal cancer increases with age.

Colon cancer affects both men and women and it most often occurs in people 50 years or older. But with regular testing using colonoscopy or FIT you can prevent and / or find colon cancer earlier and greatly improve your chance of survival.

The goal is not to detect colon cancer early but to prevent it all together. Colon Cancer and polyps often do not show any symptoms, especially early on. So, do not wait until you have symptoms, get your screening.

  • 51,000 people die of colon cancer each year
  • 60% of these deaths can be prevented by screening
  • Colon cancer may not cause symptoms
  • There’s more than one test! You have a choice!

The Colon Cancer Coalition is happy to bring the Get Your Rear in Gear 5K Run/Walk to Cornerstone Park in Henderson on Saturday, September 23. It is an opportunity to celebrate, remember and honor. We want people to aware of their own bodies, be an advocate for your own health, talk to their families, reach out to others, drive the message to others to get a colonoscopy. You get to take a nap, your sleeping during your screening, and you wake up and get to eat lunch.

We’ve been part of the Las Vegas community for 45 years, and we know a healthy patient begins with a healthy community. That’s why we’re honored to be a presenting sponsor of the Colon Cancer Coalition’s “Get Your Rear in Gear 5K.” The funds we raise stay in our community. This event not only encourages screening and raises awareness of colorectal cancer, its funds support community programs that will raise screening rates, increase awareness and educate the public about the signs and symptoms.

Talk to your provider about your screening options.

You can call Southwest Medical at 702.877.5199

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