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Duluth goes blue for colon cancer awareness

The American Cancer Society recommends that screening should begin at age 45 for adults with average risk.

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Throughout the month of March over 72 civic, public, and private organizations in Minnesota, will be lit be blue for colorectal cancer (#BlueForCRC). Blue is the color of colorectal cancer awareness.

Landmarks throughout Minnesota will be lit blue in March for colon cancer awareness, including Enger Tower and Essentia Health in Duluth on Tuesday, according to a news release from cancer survivor Anna Dahlgren.

Colorectal cancer is one of the few cancers that can be prevented through screening, but because of COVID-19, the number of colonoscopies declined nearly 90% in April 2020 from the previous year, the release said.

The American Cancer Society recommends that screening should begin at age 45 for adults with average risk, earlier for individuals with a family history of colorectal cancer or polyps.

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