Colorectal cancer is the third most diagnosed cancer in both men and women in America. The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be nearly 150,000 new cases of colorectal cancer diagnosed in 2019. It’s also expected to cause over 50,000 deaths this year. When it comes to treating colorectal cancer, you have options. Let’s take a look at the different methods of treatment available for colorectal cancer vary by stage and how each works.
One of the largest risk factors for colorectal cancer is a strong family history of the disease. While there are other external and unknown factors that can cause this type of cancer, your family’s health history is a tool you have at your fingertips to understand and work to detect it earlier.