About Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal Cancer affects men and women of all racial and ethnic groups. It is most often identified in persons age 50 or older. Of cancers that affect men and women, Colorectal Cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the US. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that adults age 50 to 75 be screened for Colorectal Cancer. The Task Force recommends that adults age 76 to 85 ask your provider if you should be screened. Early screening can save your life. Nine out of ten people whose Colorectal Cancers are found early and treated appropriately are still alive five years later.