Every year, colorectal cancer kills about fifty thousand men and women. This podcast discusses the importance of colorectal cancer screening. Created: 7/14/2011 by MMWR.
Date Released: 7/14/2011. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Vital Signs: Colorectal Cancer Screening, Incidence, and Mortality — United States, 2002–2010
Recorded: July 12, 2011; posted: July 14, 2011
This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC — safer, healthier people.
Early diagnosis is the key to successfully surviving any type of cancer. It's especially important for colorectal cancer, one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the U.S. Every year, it kills about fifty thousand men and women.
Colorectal cancer screening can prevent cancer by identifying and removing abnormal growths before they turn into cancer. Screening can also find cancer early, when it's easiest to treat. Regular screening is recommended for anyone between 50 and 75. If you're over 50, talk to your health care provider about getting screened for colorectal cancer.
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