Colorectal Cancer Screening
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know that colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States, and that it is the second leading cause of death from cancer? The best way to prevent colorectal cancer is to get screened regularly starting at age 50. There are often no signs or symptoms of colorectal cancer – that’s why it’s so important to get screened. There are 3 main types of colorectal cancer screening tests: colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, and stool tests. Check out this new tool from healthfinder.gov to find out which test you might prefer.