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In February 2000, President Clinton officially dedicated March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, perhaps because Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the fourth most frequently diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. In light of this, March is a great time to get up-to-date on your CRC knowledge.

The Colorectal Cancer Alliance raises awareness of preventive measures and provides support for patients, caregivers, and survivors. “Don’t Assume” is the Colorectal Cancer Alliance’s 2019 National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month public awareness campaign. Their goal is to challenge assumptions and misconceptions about colorectal cancer by dispelling myths, raising awareness, and connecting people across the country with information and support.

Dr. Sheev Dattani, MD is a Colorectal Surgeon at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise.

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