Florida Gastroenterological Society
Florida Gastroenterological Society

Governor DeSantis Supports Colon Cancer Awareness

Thanks to Joni Brown of DigestiveCARE, we have received the official proclamation from the Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s office, recognizing March as Colon Cancer Awareness Month in Florida.

We are excited to see the newly-installed Governor waste no time recognizing the threat of this disease and the importance of colon cancer screening.

As one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in the United States, we must stress the importance of early screening. According to a letter from the American College of Gastroenterology, the 5-year survival rate is over 90%, but because of poor screening, less than 40% of colon cancer cases are detected early.

If you or your organization would like to get involved in raising awareness for this deadly, yet preventable disease please email us at info@flgastro.org.

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