PREVENT COLORECTAL CANCER
Colorectal cancer screening saves lives.
Regular screening is the key to preventing colorectal cancer. In the U.S., colorectal cancer is the 3rd most common cancer, yet it is also one of the most preventable. It’s highly treatable and often curable when caught early. If you’re 45 or older, get screened. If you’re at high risk, you may need to start sooner.
When?If you’re 45 or older, get screened for colorectal cancer regularly. If you’re younger than 45 and think you may be at high risk, ask your gastroenterologist when to start screening.
Why?Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States for men and women combined. Every year, about 140,000 people in the United States get colorectal cancer, and more than 52,000 people die from it.
How?Precancerous polyps and colorectal cancer don’t always cause symptoms, especially at first. That’s why regular screening is important. It can prevent colorectal cancer through the detection and removal of precancerous growths. Screening can also identify cancer at an early stage when treatment is less extensive and more successful.
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