Colon screening awareness
March is National Colorectal Cancer Screening Awareness Month. If you are 50 to 75 years old, you should get screened regularly for colorectal cancer. There are several kinds of screening tests for colorectal cancer, some can even be done at home. You may need to get tested before age 50 if colon cancer runs in your family. Read "Health with Hoss" by Dr. David “Hoss” Blocker, MD, MPH, Hood County Health Authority, in Saturday's paper for more information.