National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
March 1 - March 31
March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month! Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common type of cancer diagnosed and the second leading cause of death from cancer in the United States, but it doesn’t have to be. Colorectal cancer screening saves lives. The best way to prevent colorectal cancer is to get screened regularly starting at age 50.
- If you are age 50 to 75 years old, you should get screened for colorectal cancer.
- The vast majority of new cases of colorectal cancer (about 90%) occur in people who are 50 or older.
- Millions of people in the United States are not getting screened as recommended. They are missing the chance to prevent colorectal cancer or find it early, when treatment often leads to a cure.
- If you think you may be at increased risk for colorectal cancer, learn your family health history and ask your doctor if you should begin screening before age 50.
For more information about Colorectal Cancer or to schedule your appointment today, call 1-844-594-0343.