Early intervention and regular screening are key to reducing your risk. According to the American Cancer Society, men and women should begin screening for colorectal cancer at age 45. In most states, less than 60% of people are screened as recommended!
Colorectal cancer almost always develops from precancerous polyps (abnormal growths) in the colon or rectum. Screening tests can find precancerous polyps, so that they can be removed before they turn into cancer. Screening tests can also find colorectal cancer early, when treatment works best.
Find out if you need to be screened by going to Colorectal Cancer Alliance and taking their assessment here.
Cleveland Clinic - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__WkQfzh7V4
American Cancer Society - What Is Colorectal Cancer?
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