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Let’s be direct, shall we?

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Nothing like getting to the point and being direct –

Penn Jillette’s Colon Cancer PSA — Bullshit Style. Get your Asshole in gear!!

Colon Cancer Facts

Of cancers affecting both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon and rectum) is the second leading cancer killer in the United States. In 2005,* 141,405 people were diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and 53,005 people died from it. Go get screened if you are at high risk for it. 80% of all diagnosis can be treated if caught early!

Symptoms
Early stages of colorectal cancer do not usually have symptoms. Advanced disease may cause:

* Rectal bleeding or blood in or on the stool
* Change in bowel habits or stools that are narrower than usual
* Stomach discomfort (bloating, fullness or cramps)
* Diarrhea, constipation or feeling that the bowel does not empty completely
* Weight loss for no apparent reason
* Constant fatigue
* Vomiting

Dress in Blue Day is March 5 – Tomorrow~

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Dress in Blue Day is March 5!

Wear blue on Friday, March 5, to promote awareness about colon cancer and encourage others to get screened. Encourage your friends, family and colleagues to spread the word.

Every year on the first Friday of March, Dress in Blue Day helps spread the word that colorectal cancer is 90 percent preventable when detected early. We encourage all individuals, communities and businesses to promote and participate in the upcoming Dress in Blue Day on March 5, 2010. By joining the conversation about colon cancer — the No. 2 cause of cancer death in the U.S. — you could save a life.

Find out more about the history of Dress in Blue Day.

If One Person Gets Screened because of this…

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March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Of cancers affecting both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon and rectum) is the second leading cancer killer in the United States. In 2005,* 141,405 people were diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and 53,005 people died from it. Go get screened if you are at high risk for it.

Symptoms
Early stages of colorectal cancer do not usually have symptoms. Advanced disease may cause:

* Rectal bleeding or blood in or on the stool
* Change in bowel habits or stools that are narrower than usual
* Stomach discomfort (bloating, fullness or cramps)
* Diarrhea, constipation or feeling that the bowel does not empty completely
* Weight loss for no apparent reason
* Constant fatigue
* Vomiting

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