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BPW/FL Executive Committee board meeting will be held on Saturday, September 19th at the Clarion Inn and Conference Center from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm to discuss the licensing agreement.  To find out more about the agreement, it can be found online at bpwfl.org in the Members area under Reference Materials andat http://www.bpwfl.org/Links-and-affiliations/bpw-foundation.html

Mid-Year Board meeting is planned for Friday and Saturday, October 16-17.

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of colon cancer do appear, they may include changes in bowel habits, blood in your stool, persistent cramping, gas or abdominal pain.

Screening Most colon cancers develop from adenomatous polyps. Screening can detect polyps before they become cancerous. Screening may also detect colon cancer in its early stages when there is a good chance for cure.

You may be embarrassed by the screening procedures, worried about discomfort or afraid of the results. Discuss your screening options and your concerns with your doctor. Most procedures are only moderately uncomfortable, and working with a doctor you like and trust can help ease your embarrassment.

Next month, we will discuss symptoms and prevention.

During the months of August and September, we will discuss “colon cancer.”

Colon cancer is cancer of the large intestine (colon), the lower part of your digestive system. Rectal cancer is cancer of the last 6 inches of the colon. Together, they're often referred to as colorectal cancers. About 112,000 people are diagnosed with colon cancer annually, and about 41,000 new cases of rectal cancer are diagnosed each year, according to the American Cancer Society.

Most cases of colon cancer begin as small, noncancerous (benign) clumps of cells called adenomatous polyps. Over time some of these polyps become colon cancers.

Polyps may be small and produce few, if any, symptoms. Regular screening tests can help prevent colon cancer by identifying polyps before they become cancerous. If signs and symptoms

“112,000 people are diagnosed with colon cancer annually … screenings can detect polyps before they become cancerous.”

Health Corner. . .

The BPW Connection

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