The Bottom Line

During the month of March, colons, bottoms, and screenings come up in all kinds of polite conversations. That’s because it is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Sadly, when April arrives, colon talk stops. Don’t let that happen. Have the conversation. Know if a close relative had colon cancer…and the age of diagnosis; its important information. Talk with your doctor about screenings and when yours should occur. Don’t have a family doctor? Get one. There are resources on Medical Self-Care to help you in your search. Not sure about your insurance coverage as a State of Idaho employee? Call Blue Cross of Idaho Customer Service; have your membership card in hand. We all have colons; take care of yours. If you have “screening procrastination” and need inspiration, check out The Bottom Line Poetry Contest entries and winners; 28 creative employees entered the contest. Visit the Your Colon webpage for more resources. Get screened.