How can employers address colorectal cancer and its productivity impact?
March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, an opportune time for employers to encourage preventive care.
By Erin Peterson|March 26, 2021 at 10:10 AM
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With many competing priorities this year, it’s important that employers continue efforts to educate their workforce about the importance of preventive care. As March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, this presents an opportune time to encourage preventive actions that can help mitigate the risk to their employees. After all, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in the U.S., affecting approximately 140,000 people and causing 50,000 deaths each year. Fortunately, it is also one of the most preventable cancers; and regular screenings and early detection are associated with a decreased rate of colorectal cancer illness and death in recent years.
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