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LMHS Associates Unite for Dress in Blue Day for Colorectal Cancer Awareness

LMHS Associates Unite for Dress in Blue Day for Colorectal Cancer Awareness

posted on: 2/27/2024 4:52:17 PM

Lima Memorial Health System associates will wear blue on Friday, March 1, for Dress in Blue Day. This special observance during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month (March) lets supporters everywhere join in the fight to end colorectal cancer. By wearing blue, the Lima Memorial team hopes to raise awareness of the disease, honor patients and loved ones affected by colorectal cancer and encourage important conversations about regular preventive screenings. 

According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States, with about 106,590 new cases of colon cancer and 46,220 new cases of rectal cancer expected to be diagnosed in 2024 alone. The good news is that colorectal cancer is highly preventable and treatable if detected early with preventive screening.

"Wear Blue Day reminds us of the important role colorectal cancer screening has in preventing the cancer or catching it in its earliest, most treatable stage,” shares Dr. Shannon Wesley of LMHS Surgical Specialists. “By wearing blue and starting conversations with our loved ones about screening, we can help save lives."

Lima Memorial invites the community to join in this awareness campaign by wearing blue on Friday, March 1. For more information about colorectal cancer screening options or to schedule a screening appointment, call LMHS Surgical Specialists at 419-998-8207.


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