The American Cancer Society predicts 104,270 new cases of colon cancer and 45,230 new cases of rectal cancer will be diagnosed this year. Despite being the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, colorectal cancer rates have dropped significantly thanks to preventive screening and data-backed lifestyle changes.Read More
Inspira Spirit of Women hosted a virtual event emphasizing the importance of colorectal screenings featuring Peter Senatore, M.D.
Did you know?
- Colorectal cancer is the 2nd leading cancer killer in the U.S.
- Symptoms of colorectal cancer can include changes in bowel, blood in stool and abdominal discomfort… or there can be no symptoms at all.
- Regular screening starting at age 45 is crucial to detecting colorectal cancer in early stages.
- Genetics are a risk factor. Discuss family history with your physician if you have family members who have been affected by colorectal cancer.