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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Every year, there are more than 142,000 NEW cases and more than 52,000 deaths of colorectal cancer in the United States. Some Facts on Colorectal Cancer
The Good News
In January 2013, the American Cancer Society reported a 30% decrease in the mortality rate for colorectal cancer. They attribute the decrease in mortality to the increase in screening rates.
Colon cancer and rectal cancer can be prevented. Through screening and a follow-up visit with your physician, a normal (benign) polyp called an adenoma can be removed before it becomes cancerous. Screening can detect colorectal cancer early — when it is most curable. All adults (men AND women) over the age of 50 are at risk for colorectal cancer and should be screened for adenomatous polyps and cancer. Some with higher risk should work with a doctor to develop an individualized screening plan.
Visit any of the Adams Drugs locations in the River Region during the month of March and pick up your colorectal screening kit. Supplies are limited so pick yours up TODAY!
At Adams Drugs service is our trademark. Locally owned and operated since 1962, we work hard everyday to make sure that our patients understand the use of their medicine to lead better and healthier lives. Unlike most drugstores, you won't find cigarettes or beer for sale. What you will find are a friendly, knowledgeable staff that have time to talk to you about your prescriptions and over-the-counter items.
We have ten convenient locations. Seven in Montgomery, which include: Adams Drugs Central on Adams Avenue, Adams Drugs East on Mitchell Drive, Adams Drugs South on McGehee Road, Adams Drugs on Taylor Road, Adams Drugs on Perry Hill Road, Adams Drugs on Vaughn Road, and Adams Drugs Medicine on Time. We are also located in Prattville, Wetumpka, and in Millbrook and we offer city-wide delivery.
Visit one of our convenient locations for the prompt, friendly service Montgomery has counted on for more than 50 years.
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