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March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month


Colon cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women combined in the US. The American Cancer Society estimates that 142,820 people will be diagnosed in 2013 and that 50,830 will die from colon cancer in the United States.

On average, the lifetime risk of developing colon cancer is about one in 20 (5%), however, this varies widely according to individual risk factors.

About 72% of cases arise in the colon and about 28% in the rectum.


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National Drug Prevention Week 
1/27 - 2/2


NIDA's 2012 Monitoring the Future Survey shows teen alcohol and cigarette use are down, while illicit drug use has risen in recent years.

Click below to make your donations and if you wish to join us in the walk 2013 or directly on Pequannock Goes Pink Webpage! 


Take the National Drug IQ Challenge!

National Drug Facts Week - Shatter the Myths!

Cervical, Ovarian, Uterine, Vaginal, Vulvar. Get the facts about gynecologic cancer.

Are you the picture of health? Get screened for colorectal cancer.

National Immunization Awareness Month
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September is Fruits & Veggies- More Matters Month. Find out how many you should be eating each day.

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Health risks now and later. Join the conversation. Spread the word. Take action.

How Older Adults Can Prepare for an Emergency 


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