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Suzanne Lindley has been living with metastatic colorectal cancer since 1998. She is the founder of YES! Beat Liver Tumors, an organization for individuals living with metastatic liver tumors, and an advocate for Fight Colorectal Cancer.

Colorectal cancer awareness: I'm wearing blue, are you?

Monday, March 5, 2012
Though I talk about colon cancer awareness every day, March is nationally recognized as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and today is a special day. It has become known as "Dress in Blue Day." It is a theme originated by colon cancer survivor and patient advocate, Anita Mitchell, and has now gained momentum and is supported around the country. It's exciting to see the progress and the difference that one person can make and how working together can not only change lives, but save lives! With her simple idea, people everywhere are dressing in blue and raising awareness for a cancer that can be "preventable, treatable and beatable" and yet remains the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the nation. Wear blue and tell your friends and family why. If you are age 50 or older, have a personal or family history of colon cancer, or have any warning signs please don't just talk to your doctor about a colonoscopy, have one! Don't wait! I'm wearing blue, are you?
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