On this last day in March, we officially conclude Colon Cancer Awareness Month. The staff at GANJ would like to make it clear our emphasis on colon cancer awareness, screening, and healing is 24/7 three hundred and sixty-five days a year. Our patients were given the opportunity to read fascinating articles on preventing, treating, and coping with colon cancer, as well as an inside look into the GANJ staff celebrating Dress in Blue Day. Statistics showing positive changes in colon cancer sufferers worldwide gives us a glimmer of hope that individuals are taking action and getting screening at 50 years old. Last but not least, GANJ SUPPORTS COLON CANCER AWARENESS bracelets were given out at our offices. As one month ends, another opens, and we at GANJ looking forward to dedicate our time to spread awareness for another disease that effects so many in this country annually: IBS.
Affecting between 25 and 45 million people in the United States of all ages, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic disorder that affects the large intestine. It is characterized by abdominal discomfort, pain and altered bowel movements. Many Americans live with this disease without even knowing it. While almost never terminal, IBS does affect the quality of life an individual has. Like choosing to participate in colon cancer screening, you too have the option of seeking out help for your IBS symptoms.
Patients can once again expect to see our social media sites blooming with IBS awareness posts ranging from newest statistics to educational videos. April 29th will be our very own “Dress in Periwinkle Day” much like last month’s “Dress in Blue Day.” For more information of IBS, we encourage our patients to visit our link and contact us at 973-812-1400 to make an appointment today.