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3.15.23 – National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths. It is also the highest common cancer in both men and women. Many people with colon cancer experience no symptoms in the early stages. The good news is this type of cancer, when caught early, has a remarkably high survival rate. Colorectal cancer is preventable when pre-cancerous polyps are found and removed through a colonoscopy.

Regular screening every ten years, beginning at age 45, is the key to preventing colorectal cancer and finding it early. For those with an increased risk of colorectal cancer, your doctor may recommend getting screened more often, such as every five years. This procedure is covered 100% by our health insurance. If you have not been screened or have postponed your screening and have any questions, please call your physician.

Are you still determining who to contact? In that case, you can receive support from Accolade, a free health resource available to everyone with health insurance through American Airlines. Accolade nurses will help with managing conditions, symptom support, and finding the proper care.

In Solidarity,

Cathy Sharp
APFA National Health Chair

Rhonda “Rio” Curtright
APFA DE&I Co-Chair

[email protected]

APFA Headquarters
1004 West Euless Boulevard
Euless, Texas 76040

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Virtual Quarterly Membership Meeting – July 11

July 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

APFA Headquarters
1004 West Euless Boulevard
Euless, Texas 76040

M-F: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (CT)
Phone: (817) 540-0108

Call APFA

Contract & Scheduling Desk
M-F: 7:00AM - 7:00PM (CT)
Phone: (817) 540-0108

Chat APFA

After-Hours Live Chat
M-F: 3:00PM - 11:00 PM (CT)
Sat-Sun: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (CT)

APFA Events

Virtual Quarterly Membership Meeting – July 11

July 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

APFA Headquarters
1004 West Euless Boulevard
Euless, Texas 76040

M-F: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (CT)
Phone: (817) 540-0108

Call APFA

Contract & Scheduling Desk
M-F: 7:00AM - 7:00PM (CT)
Phone: (817) 540-0108

Chat APFA

After-Hours Live Chat
M-F: 3:00PM - 11:00 PM (CT)
Sat-Sun: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (CT)

APFA Events

Virtual Quarterly Membership Meeting – July 11

July 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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