Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. About 140,000 people are diagnosed with the disease each year with over 50,000 dying. But – colorectal cancer is highly preventable through early screening and detection.
In this national month designated to bring awareness to this disease, I would like to provide you a few tips from the CDC.
To help ward off this deadly disease, the CDC recommends:
- Those between 50 and 75 should be screened regularly for colorectal cancer
- Stay physically active
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Limit alcohol intake
- Don’t smoke
For more information and additional resources on preventing this cancer, take a look at the CDC’s Screen for Life: National Colorectal Cancer Action Campaign.