Among cancers that affect 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.
Throughout March, physicians and other health care professionals at Cooper and MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper have been encouraging the need for greater awareness and screening to reduce the incidence of colorectal cancer.
Learn more about Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month at Cooper by clicking here.