colorectal cancer prevention

Colorectal Cancer Prevention Tips

Colorectal Cancer Prevention Tips

Colorectal cancer is the third most common type of cancer, and it is responsible for nearly 50,000 deaths per year. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to help prevent getting colon cancer. Here are 5 colorectal cancer prevention tips that you may find helpful.

What We Know About Young Onset Colorectal Cancer

What We Know About Young Onset Colorectal Cancer

Countrywide, awareness efforts about colorectal cancer have yielded positive results. Every year the mortality rate decreases and early detection continues to grow. Yet, this favorable news only applies to cases where patients are over the age of 50, i.e. “regular-onset colorectal cancer”. In contrast, the rate of young-onset colorectal cancer is on the rise. Currently, 11% of colon cancer diagnoses and 18% of rectal cancer diagnoses occur in people younger than 50.