It is no secret that the older you get, the more health risks you need to be aware of.  During the month of March, we at Makison Insurance want you to be especially aware of one type of cancer you may not hear about often: that type of cancer is colorectal cancer.

Colorectal Cancer, often referred to as colon cancer, is when the cells in your colon or rectum begin to grow at a rapid, out-of-control rate.  Not only does colorectal cancer most commonly affect men and women over the age of 50, but it is also is the second leading cancer killer in the United States.

Sounds frightening, right? While these statistics are alarming, it is crucial to note that colorectal cancer screenings are vital to properly diagnose, treat, and beat this terrible disease. We at Makison Insurance want to spread the message that a screening is a vital step to potentially saving your life—here’s how. If a colon screening is done at the frequency your doctor recommends, colorectal cancer can be caught at an early stage. Screenings can also find abnormal growths, called precancerous polyps, in the rectum or colon. These can then be removed before these polyps turn cancerous.

If you or someone you know has the misfortune to suffer from colorectal cancer, we at Makison Insurance and Retirement would be honored to help them fight this disease however we can. With over 16 years of experience serving the St. Joseph community; Jerry and Nancy have the knowledge and insight to help you with all of your supplemental insurance needs if you are battling this or other life threatening ailments.

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month – spread the word on the risks of this terrible disease, and schedule your screening with your doctor as soon as possible. For further information on how you can be covered to combat colorectal cancer, please contact us. Reach us by phone with your questions at 816-271-5444. You can also stop in and visit us in person at our office at 1902 N. Woodbine Rd. in the heart of St. Joseph.

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