The Lubbock City Council and the American Cancer Society teamed up Friday at City Hall for the good of the city.
Mayor Marc McDougal formally declared 2005 the year to promote colon cancer prevention and detection. All this as part of a nationwide public awareness campaign, which NewsChannel 11 helped launch earlier this month with a special series called "Colon Cancer Clues." The problem? Colon cancer is the third most common cancer death in men and in women. But most of the time it is preventable thanks to several early detection tests available now.
The ACS says you should be screened for colon cancer by age 50 or earlier if you have a family history of the disease.