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Colorectal Cancer Screening

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. with more than 130,000 new cases diagnosed each year. Learn more about the importance of routine colorectal cancer screenings, early detection and treatment.

 

About Colorectal Cancer Screening

Regular colorectal screenings can prevent colorectal cancer by detecting precancerous polyps, which can be removed before they have the chance to turn into cancer. Talk with your doctor about when you should begin routine screenings and how often you should be screened thereafter.

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Additional Resources

  • Colon Cancer Alliance – According to its website, the Colon Cancer Alliance is the leading patient advocacy organization dedicated to improving screening and survival rates for colorectal cancer. It's featured programs include Dress in Blue Day and the Undy 5000 Run/Walk 5K. 
  • National Cancer Institute (NCI) – The NCI website is filled with information on prevention and treatment of colorectal cancer, as well as the latest advances in research.
  • American Cancer Society – Along with offering an overview of colorectal cancer, the American Cancer Society website includes a list of support resources for those with colorectal cancer and their families.
  • The CDC: Colorectal (Colon) Cancer – The CDC's colorectal cancer page includes information on prevention and treatment, as well as printable resources.