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National colorectal cancer awareness month

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HUMBOLDT COUNTY- March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and local health officials are encouraging everyone to get screened.

During the month of March a group of North Coast medical groups will launch “Get Screened Humboldt.”  It’s an outreach effort to encourage individuals to talk to their doctors about colorectal cancer.

Experts say it’s the second leading cause of cancer deaths for both men and women in the United States. Locally, Humboldt and Del Norte counties have high rates of invasive colorectal cancer.

To learn more about colorectal cancer screening visit: www.getscreenedhumboldt.org