Recognizing Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Every March, we recognize National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month as an opportunity to raise awareness about this all-too-common disease and encourage screening.

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women combined in the United States. According to the Colorectal Cancer Alliance, 151,030 people will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer and 52,580 people will die from colorectal cancer in 2022 alone.

Medical imaging plays a key role in the fight against colorectal cancer. Screening is the principal way we can prevent and receive an early diagnosis for colorectal cancer. Increases in colorectal cancer screening have saved thousands of lives as colorectal cancer is often treatable when caught early. 

According to the American Cancer Society, all men and women without a family history of colorectal cancer should begin colorectal cancer screenings at age 45. 

This March, we encourage you to learn more about colorectal cancer and your screening options. Visit the Colorectal Cancer Alliance website to get started.

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