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April 2, 2012

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Oswego County Legislature Chairman Fred Beardsley presented a proclamation designating March as Colon Cancer Awareness Month at the Legislature's March meeting. More than 150,000 new cases are diagnosed each year in the United States, making colon cancer the second leading cause of all cancer deaths among men and women equally. Medical experts recommend screening for all adults beginning at age 50 or earlier if there is a family history of colon cancer. At hand to receive the proclamation were representatives from the Colon Cancer Alliance. Pictured from left are Chairman Beardsley, Martha Raymond and John Donohue.

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