West Palm Beach cancer injury lawyer Susan Ramsey urges colon cancer awareness. The Palm Beach cancer injury attorney alerts 50,000 Americans die annually.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) http://www.cancer.gov/ is a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) http://www.nih.gov/ one of eight agencies under the U.S. government that compose the Office of Public Health Service (OPHS) http://www.hhs.gov/ophs/ in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) http://www.hhs.gov/ The NCI, established under the National Cancer Institute Act of 1937, is the Federal Government’s principal agency for cancer research and training. NIH estimates new cases and deaths from colon and rectal cancer in the United States in 2008 may total over 150,000. Approximately 50,000 Americans die every year from colorectal cancer.
December 2, 2008, West Palm Beach, FL (JusticeNewsFlash.com)–Aggressive West Palm Beach cancer injury attorney, Susan Ramsey, along with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) is alerting Americans that colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in men, after skin, prostate, and lung cancer in the United States. NCI defines cancer beginning in the colon is called colon cancer, and cancer beginning in the rectum is called rectal cancer. Cancer starting in either the colon or the rectum is also termed colorectal cancer. According to NCI colorectal cancer is also the fourth most common cancer in women, after skin, breast, and lung cancer.
Concerned Palm Beach County cancer injury attorney, Susan Ramsey, with the West Palm Beach, Florida law firm of Gary Roberts & Associates urges all Americans to be informed about prevention, risk factors, symptoms, and diagnosis of colon and rectal cancer. The following are provided by NCI:
-Age/family history/genetics may increase risk of developing colon or rectal cancer.
-Avoid smoking which is known to cause cancer
-Maintain regular exercise and fitness
-Possible signs of colon or rectal cancer include a change in bowel habits
or blood in the stool.
-Consult your physician regarding routine tests used to examine the colon/rectum for early detection/treatment of colorectal cancer.
Assertive South Florida cancer injury litigator and victims rights advocate, Ramsey, urges all Americans to participate in cancer awareness and prevention. Americans participating in U.S. government health and law initiatives enacted on the national and local level may protect against cancer misdiagnosis and treatment. Cancer misdiagnosis and lack of cancer treatment by a health care provider may cause serious injury and death. Innocent Americans may be entitled to compensation due to medical malpractice of a doctor or health care provider.
Media contact: Susan B. Ramsey a West Palm Beach cancer injury attorney (561)686-1800 [email protected]
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