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Colorectal Cancer Awareness Campaign
March 2018


March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness month!



For the 2nd consecutive year, Bellevue Medical Center will be offering FREE FIT screening test and FREE consultations for the ones tested positive, between March 1st and March 31st.

Colorectal cancer is the 3rd leading worldwide cancer, however, from a recent survey undergone on the Lebanese population*, more than 60% have never heard of it. Part of the reason for this is that colorectal cancer rarely causes symptoms in the early stages; and is found in people even without family history. Since awareness in Lebanon about this type of cancer is still low; very few people know about or do any preventive screening for it. The recommended screening test is the FIT, which is a simple test that should be performed every year. The golden test is colonoscopy, a procedure performed by gastroenterologists; however it is costly and invasive, and is recommended once every 10 years.

To know more about the BMC colorectal cancer campaign, contact us on 01-682666, ext. 5505.