March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal Cancer is the #2 cause of cancer deaths in the U.S.  Screening tests can find this cancer early, when treatment works best.  Screening should start at age 50 and continue until age 75 for most men and women.

Talk to your clinician if you or a close relative have:  inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, or a  family history of colorectal cancer or polyps.  If you have any of these risks, you may need to start screening before age 50.

There’s more than one test – you have a choice.

Talk to your clinician about colorectal cancer screening.