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Understand Colon Cancer with MyBiopsy.Org; Schedule a Screening Test at MyHealthTestReminder.Org
Date:3/10/2009

Pathologists provide information on this potentially life-threatening disease during National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

NORTHFIELD, Ill., March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Colon cancer is the third most common cancer among men and women in the United States, excluding skin cancer. Affecting more than 140,000 Americans each year, pathologists say timing is critical when it comes to colon cancer -- early detection and treatment could save your life or the life of a loved one.

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"The best thing you can do for yourself this March is to sign up at www.MyHealthTestReminder.org to register to receive a reminder to schedule a colon cancer screening test," said Mark D. Pool, MD, FCAP, a pathologist physician in Kankakee, Ill. "As a pathologist, I know regular colon cancer screening tests can detect precancerous polyps before they develop into cancer."

In less than one minute, visitors to www.MyHealthTestReminder.org can register and select the day they would like to receive a reminder to schedule a colon cancer screening test. The site automatically will send a private e-mail reminder on the requested date. In addition, MyHealthTestReminder.org offers reminders to schedule a mammogram, Pap test, or blood donation.

Pathologists diagnose colon cancer in the laboratory and know receiving a cancer diagnosis can be frightening for a patient. After receiving a diagnosis of colon cancer, patients and their families need reliable information to evaluate treatment options and make important decisions about their care.

If you or someone you are close to is diagnosed with colon cancer, you want quick access to as much credible information as possible. That's why the College of American Pathologists has developed a patient information Web site - www.MyBiopsy.org. The site is intended to serve as a resource to individuals who have been diagnosed with colon cancer and their loved ones to help them better understand their disease.

Currently, the site includes information on colon cancer, or colon adenocarcinoma, as well as precancerous colon polyps - colon adenomatous polyp. Each page on www.MyBiopsy.org was developed by pathologists - physicians who examine tissues and fluids to diagnose disease and to assist in making treatment decisions. The pages include answers to questions about colon cancer, lists of available treatment options, a glossary of key terms, and pictures of normal and diseased tissues, among other features.

All of the information available on the College's Web site is featured in three formats: HTML, PDF, and Microsoft Word. In addition to information about colon cancer, the site also includes information on 36 other common cancer diseases and cancer-related conditions, including those affecting the lungs, breast, prostate, and skin, among others.

"The site was designed with the patient in mind to help alleviate some of this anxiety and to empower patients with reliable information to help them understand the disease they are fighting," said Dr. Pool.

The College of American Pathologists is a medical society serving more than 17,000 physician members and the laboratory community throughout the world. It is the world's largest association composed exclusively of pathologists and is widely considered the leader in laboratory quality assurance. The College is an advocate for high-quality and cost-effective medical care.


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