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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 w
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