March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. This month, Charleston Oncology recognizes the importance of spreading awareness surrounding the disease.
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in men and women in the United States. The lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancer is around 1 in 23 for men and 1 in 26 for women; however, this number can differ depending on an individual’s risk factors.
Provider Gene B. Saylors, MD, encourages those 45 years of age and those with a family history of colorectal cancer to complete screenings routinely. “It’s a highly curable illness if caught early, and we can save lives by pursuing active screening,” according to Saylors.
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