What is colorectal cancer?

Colorectal cancer – cancer of the colon or rectum – is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. It is common in both men and women, affecting both sexes at a similar rate.

Is colorectal cancer preventable?

Cases of colorectal cancer are on the rise in people under the age of 50. While there is no sure way of preventing colorectal cancer, there are a number of simple measures you can take to lower your risk of developing it.

Colorectal cancer develops from precancerous growths called polyps. Removing polyps is the most effective way to prevent the development of colorectal cancer.