On March 1 people were wearing blue all around the country to raise awareness for those with colon cancer.
Every year, more than 140,000 people are diagnosed with colon cancer.
March 1 these people are joined by more than 1.4 million colorectal cancer patients and survivors living today.
In Hagerstown, the Endoscopy Center at Robinwood is reminding people to get a colonoscopy and are wearing blue to show support for the victims, their families and their community.
Dr. C.P. Choudari, Gastroenterologist said, “March is National Colon Cancer Awareness month. It is time that healthcare providers and the community to come together to spread awareness to our friends and neighbors about colon cancer, it’s symptoms, it’s risks factors and the importance of screening.”
National Colon Cancer Awareness Month is observed every year in March.