Getting screened for colon cancer may save your life. Despite its high incidence rate, colon cancer is unique in that it is one of the most preventable and, if found early, most treatable forms of cancer, according to the Colon Cancer Alliance, the nation’s leading patient advocacy organization dedicated to increasing colon cancer screening rates and survivorship. So, DON’T put off getting checked and DO get caught with your pants down!!!
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month and to create awareness, support the efforts of the Colon Cancer Alliance and alert consumers of all ages, the RectiCare® (Lidocaine 5%) Anorectal Cream brand from Ferndale Healthcare®, Inc., has created a brochure titled “Colon Cancer Quick Facts.” This brochure provides an easy-to-read summary of Signs, Symptoms and Screening information and statistics, which calls out the fact that one in 20 people, male and female, will develop colon cancer in their lifetime. The company hopes that raising awareness with a “quick read,” may help motivate women and men to get screened for this type of cancer.
Available at over 2,500 colo-rectal surgeons’ offices, this brochure explains:
• Everyone over the age of 50 should see a doctor for a regular screening; 45 if you are of African American descent.
• If you have a family history of colon cancer or are experiencing symptoms, you should be screened regardless of age.
• Symptoms include weight loss, constipation, diarrhea, bloating, cramps, persistent fatigue, or blood in your stool.
There are several different ways in which you can be screened and it is important to determine which procedure is best for you. For more information, please visit: www.ccalliance.org
￼About Ferndale Healthcare®, Inc.:
Ferndale Healthcare®, Inc. is an affiliate of Ferndale Pharma Group Inc., a fully integrated holding company. Ferndale Healthcare® targets several key specialty markets which encompass disease states that range from benign anorectal disorders to various skin conditions. The company’s mission is to provide high-quality, value-added products that help patients get back to what matters most in their lives—living well. Many of Ferndale Healthcare’s products are leaders in their respective categories.
￼About The Colon Cancer Alliance:
The Colon Cancer Alliance, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation (EIN 86-0947831). The Colon Cancer Alliance’s mission is to knock colon cancer out of the top three cancer killers. This mission is being accomplished by championing prevention, funding cutting-edge research and providing the highest quality patient support services. Learn more at www.ccalliance.org.