Colorectal Cancer: Catching It Early

Colorectal cancer (commonly known as colon cancer) remains the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States among men and women, and is expected to cause about 49,190 deaths during 2016. However, routine testing starting at age 50 can actually prevent many cases of colorectal cancer, or find it at an early stage. But because many people are not getting tested, only about 4 out of 10 are diagnosed at this early stage when treatment is most likely to be successful.

This infographic focuses on the benefits of getting tested, identifying the people at greatest risk for developing colorectal cancer, and the steps you can take to detect colorectal cancer early or even prevent it altogether.

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Last Medical Review: December 1, 2015 Last Revised: December 1, 2015