- Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the US, and the third most common type of cancer.
- One in 23 men and one in 25 women will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer.
- 25-30% of people diagnosed with colorectal cancer have a fa
mily history of the disease. 60% of colorectal cancer deaths could be prevented with screening.
- Data suggests that the incidence of colorectal cancer for those under 50 is on the rise.
When should I see a health care provider?
Call your health care provider if you have:
- A change in bowel habits that lasts more than a few weeks
- A feeling of needing to have a bowel movement that doesn’t go away even after doing so
- Rectal bleeding, dark stools, or blood in the stool
- Stomach discomfort, including bloating or steady abdominal pain Unexplained weakness or fatigue
- Unexplained weight loss