Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month observed as survivor reaches out
Local survivor Dennis Nelson stresses early detection.
Awareness that in turn leads others to take action is the goal of Milaca native Dennis Nelson as he describes his long ordeal with colon cancer.
With March being Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Nelson, who is considered to be a cured colon cancer case, is reaching out to others in hope of making a difference.
“If I can help just one person survive, that would be great,” Nelson said, as he discussed his long process.
Reportedly colorectal cancer is considered to be the fourth most common cancer in the United States, but it is the second leading cause of death by cancer.
That report pointed out colorectal cancer affects people in all racial and ethnic groups and is most often detected in individuals ages 50 and older.