Watch This: Colon Cancer Awareness on YouTube

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As many of you know, I lost my husband Jay to colon cancer 10 years ago.

Since then, colon cancer awareness and prevention have been causes near to my heart. And March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness month. My message: Early detection saves lives. I'd like to urge everyone over 50 to get screened.

Over the past decade, a lot of people have helped me get this message out – and we've made a lot of PSAs along the way. Some of them are inspiring. Some are really funny. So we decided to compile some of the best in a single video.

I posted it on my YouTube channel. You'll find it in the featured box at the top of the page. While you're there, check out the other stuff I've been posting — you'll get a good idea of what I've been up to behind the scenes. It's sort of "Katie Unplugged."

So take a look. Don't hesitate to let us know what you think. And if you're over 50 – you know what I'm going to say, but I can't stress it enough – talk to your doctor about getting screened. And if you're under 50 and have a family history or any symptoms like bloating, unexpected weight loss or rectal bleeding, talk to your doctor.

I don't want anyone to die of embarrassment.
  • Katie Couric

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