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WellSpan Illuminates Buildings in Blue to Mark Colon Cancer Awareness Month

In a significant gesture of support and awareness, WellSpan has adorned its buildings with blue lights throughout Colon Cancer Awareness Month. This act serves not only as a reminder of the ongoing battle against colon cancer but also underscores the preventable nature of this disease, which remains one of the leading causes of cancer-related fatalities in the United States.

Colon cancer’s impact is profound, with its high mortality rate making it a critical public health concern. However, it stands out among various types of cancer due to its preventability. Early detection and awareness are key in the fight against colon cancer, offering a beacon of hope for reducing the number of affected individuals.

In an effort to further educate the public and encourage proactive health measures, WellSpan offers an online risk assessment tool. This resource is designed to help individuals understand their risk factors for colon cancer, promoting early detection strategies that can significantly decrease the likelihood of advanced disease.

Accessing the risk assessment is straightforward. Interested individuals can visit WellSpan’s official website and navigate to the cancer risk assessments section, where they can find valuable information tailored to their health and risk profile.

This initiative by WellSpan not only highlights the importance of awareness and early detection but also symbolizes the collective effort required to combat colon cancer. By shining a light on this issue—quite literally—WellSpan hopes to inspire action and foster a greater understanding of how preventable measures can lead to significant decreases in colon cancer incidences and, ultimately, save lives.


Pamela K Coyle 1949-2024

Pam received her Master’s degree in library science from Clarion University in 1978. She never lost her love of reading or her enthusiasm for libraries.

Daily Forecast, April 21, 2024

Franklin County Forecast: In the forecast for today, we are expecting overcast clouds, with a high of 52.23°F and a low of 35.2°F. The humidity

Candie Sue Diffenderfer 1963-2024

Candie worked in the Prothonotary’s office at the Fulton County Courthouse, and later at Irving Accounting and U.S.A. Cartage in Williamsport, MD.

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