Local Survivor Wishes She Had Known Importance of Family History of Colorectal Cancer

Do you know your family’s history of precancerous polyps and colon cancer? That information could save your life. Pat Rekart, a colorectal cancer survivor and local Relay For Life volunteer, shares her story with us.

The American Cancer Society encourages all men and women 50 and older to make getting tested for colon cancer a priority. Those with a family history should talk with their doctors about being tested earlier.

Colon cancer is one of only two cancers that can actually be prevented through testing. For more information, visit cancer.org/coloncancer.

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