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March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness and Nutrition Month.

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In the March issue of Focused on Health:

Five Colorful Foods, One Magical Rainbow : Fruits, Veggies and Colorectal Cancer Prevention 

The key to colorectal cancer prevention lies just beyond the rainbow. Eating a colorful variety of fruits and vegetables daily will add a range of nutrients to your diet, which may help reduce colorectal cancer risks. Our five colorful foods and their featured recipes will give you and your family a bright start toward cancer prevention. Read more

Get the Facts: Colonoscopy vs. Virtual Colonoscopy

If you’re age 50 or older, you may already know you need to be screened for colorectal cancer, but what exam should you get? Unlike other more common cancers, colorectal cancer has several screening exams to choose from. Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of the most widely used exam, colonoscopy, and virtual colonoscopy, the newest, available option. Read more

Running for Her Life: A Cancer Survivor’s Lifelong Commitment to S.C.O.P.E. 

Colorectal cancer survivor, Patricia Jones, makes daily exercise and the annual S.C.O.P.E. fun run top priorities. Since 2006, this M. D. Anderson race has helped to build awareness, promote education and celebrate survivorship. Learn how S.C.O.P.E. gets the word out about colorectal cancer prevention by educating people about early detection and screening exams. Read more