March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and early detection can save your life when it comes to colon cancer. Colon cancer almost never begins as cancer, in fact, it usually starts as a benign polyp. However, if that polyp is left undetected and is allowed to grow, it may become colon cancer. If colon cancer is found early enough it may be treated, or even removed. On the other hand, left undetected, colon cancer can spread to the stomach, pancreas and liver, and become one of the deadliest of cancers. That’s why KTBS and GIS are partnering together to help you know the warning signs, and have a colonoscopy at least by age 45. If you have a family history of the disease, 40 is the recommended age. Warning signs include a change in bowel habits, and blood in the stool. GastroIntestinal Specialists encourage you to get screened during the month of March.