Awareness Month

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal Cancer Facts

  • The 2nd most common Cancer
  • Preventable by Screening
  • Curable with Treatment by an experienced multidisciplinary team


Screening for Colorectal Cancer


For more information on Screening or Treatment 

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Colorectal Cancer Facts

Colorectal cancer is extremely preventable if polyps that lead to the cancer are detected and removed, and it is very curable if the cancer is detected in its early stages.

Since there are very few symptoms associated with colorectal cancer, regular screening is essential.

Indications for Screening or Evaluation

  • Age > 50 years
  • Family history of polyps or colorectal cancer
  • History of cancer, polyps, or inflammatory bowel diseases
  • Symptoms (bleeding, pain, change in bowels, etc)
  • Screening for Colorectal Cancer
  • Digital Exam and Stool for Occult Blood
  • Colonoscopy

If you or your family has not been screened, talk to your healthcare provider, colorectal surgeon, or gastroenterologist about colorectal cancer and screening.