Colorectal cancer is the 3rd leading cause of cancer death in the United States. While recent studies show that the rate of colorectal cancer deaths among adults age 50 and older have decreased due to screening, it is actually increasing in younger adults1.
In order to reduce your risk for colorectal cancer, it is important to arm yourself with the facts… know how it can affect you, and the steps you can take to prevent it.
Is colorectal cancer common? Equip yourself with the statistics.
It is important to be in tune with your body. Learn what symptoms could be indicators of colorectal cancer.
Knowing your family history can help you and your doctor decide if you need to get screened earlier than the current recommended screening age of 50.
Learn what screening options are currently available to detect colorectal cancer. This could help you talk with your doctor to figure out which option might be best for you.
Discover what you can do to minimize your risk for colorectal cancer.
1 Colorectal Cancer Incidence Patterns in the United States, 1974–2013: Rebecca L. Siegel, Stacey A. Fedewa, William F. Anderson, Kimberly D. Miller, Jiemin Ma, Philip S. Rosenberg, Ahmedin Jemal, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Volume 109, Issue 8, 1 August 2017, djw322, https://doi.org/10.1093/jnci/djw322