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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month!

Colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a disease of the colon or rectum. Colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer in the United States but is preventable with screening and treatable with early detection. This cancer is prevalent in those ages 45 and older, but has been prevalent in younger people.

Conditions that increase risk:

 

Although colorectal cancer can develop without symptoms, when symptoms do occur they include:

 

There are several options that one may choose for colorectal cancer screening.

            Stool-based test:

 

            Visual Exams:

 

Please talk to your healthcare provider to determine when and what option is most effective for you.





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