Lake County Health Department Urges Routine Colorectal Cancer Screening for Prevention


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Lake County, IL – In a community health initiative, the Lake County Health Department has underscored the importance of routine screening for colorectal cancer prevention.

Colorectal cancer, known as the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States, is largely preventable with early detection. The health department is advocating for regular screening, especially for those over the age of 45, as a key preventive measure. By increasing awareness and encouraging conversations about colorectal cancer, the county aims to decrease the incidence and mortality rates associated with the disease.

Residents are urged to visit the CDC’s dedicated webpage to learn more about colorectal cancer and screening options.

Shane Saathoff
Shane Saathoff
An active writer for two decades, Shane's focuses on local news and events throughout the area, Shane is an active historian, science nerd, and tech geek. Shane is a native of Bourbonnais, IL, and alumni of Olivet Nazarene University.


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