I'm running late because our county got hit by massive flooding and have been busy with cleaning, but wanted to remind everyone that March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. It is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in men and women combine in the U.S. and the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women combined in the U.S. The average lifetime risk for men is 1 in 23. The good news is that survival is possible, and likely, if caught early. The American Cancer Society recently recommended that adults without a family history should begin colorectal cancer screening at age 45 down from 50 because the rates of cancer are rising fastest among the under 50 age group. Screening can save lives. It saved mine.