Nassau County, NY - March 19, 2014 - Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced today that the County will commemorate Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month by lighting the dome on the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building blue during the week of March 17th.
County Executive Mangano stated, “Colon cancer is a deadly disease that affects both men and women, yet is both treatable and beatable when caught early through screening. We commemorate Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in order to remind residents to speak with their doctors about when it would appropriate for them to get tested.”
County Executive Mangano, who has made health and fitness a priority under his administration, supports the American Cancer Society’s message that preventing colorectal cancer should be a major reason for getting tested. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer related death in the United States. Living a healthy lifestyle can help reduce your risk of colorectal cancer, but regular tests and exams can often find colon cancer early, when it is most treatable, or sometimes even prevent it altogether.
For more information on Colorectal Cancer Awareness and Prevention please visit the American Cancer Society website at www.cancer.org.