March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer is preventable, treatable, and beatable. Screening can prevent colorectal cancer before it starts by finding and removing hidden growths called “polyps.” And, if colorectal cancer is found and treated at its earliest stage, the five-year survival rate is 90 percent. If you are 50 or older, or have a family history of colon cancer, talk to your doctor about the right screening plan for you. For more information, go to: http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/colorectal/.