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January 30, 2006

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - February is National Cancer Prevention Month and March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Researchers say that regular colorectal cancer screening can actually prevent cancer by detecting pre-cancerous areas as well as diagnosing cancer at an earlier, treatable stage.

Colorectal cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related deaths, and it is one of the most preventable cancers when caught in its earliest stages.

Veterans 50 and older are encouraged to complete colorectal cancer screening at the Martinsburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center or its associated community-based outpatient clinics.

Call Martinsburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center at 1-304-263-0811 or the medical advice line at 1-800-817-3807.

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