Colorectal cancer screening saves lives. If you’re 50 years old or older, talk to your doctor about getting screened. Among cancers that effect both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States.
Every year, about 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer and more than 50,000 people die from it. But this disease is highly preventable – by getting screened beginning at age 50.
What Can You Do?
- If you are aged 50 to 75, get screened for colorectal cancer regularly. Screening tests help prevent colorectal cancer by finding precancerous polyps so they can be removed. Screening also finds this cancer early, when treatment can be most effective.
- Be physically active.
- Maintain a healthy weight.
- Don’t drink too much alcohol.
- Don’t smoke.
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