Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March marks Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in the United States, shining a spotlight on a disease that ranks as the third most common cancer in both men and women nationwide.

posted on 3/1/2024 in Features

Despite its prevalence, colorectal cancer is highly preventable, with early detection significantly improving treatment outcomes. Screening plays a pivotal role in saving lives, particularly for adults at average risk, who are recommended to undergo screening between the ages of 45 and 75. Through education and awareness campaigns during this month, efforts are intensified to encourage individuals to prioritize their health by getting screened for colorectal cancer, ultimately reducing its impact on communities across the country.

Did you know?

  • Colorectal Cancer is the third most common cancer
  • Age 45 to 75 adults at average rick for Colorectal Cancer should get screened
  • A colonoscopy every 10 years starting at age 45 is recommended
  • Removing polyps reduces the risk of Colorectal Cancer
  • You can prevent it - screening saves lives

If you are experiencing any signs or symptoms of colorectal cancer or fall within the recommended age range of 45 to 75, don't hesitate to reach out to your physician at St. Anthony today to schedule your screening. Early detection can make a significant difference in treatment outcomes, and taking this proactive step could potentially save your life. Don't delay in prioritizing your health – contact us now to ensure your well-being.

Read Resources from American College of Gastroenterology