Colorectal cancer is the 4th most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancer.
Colorectal cancer affects people in all racial and ethnic groups and is most often found in people age 50 and older.
The best way to prevent colorectal cancer is to get screened regularly starting at age 50. There are often NO signs or symptoms of colorectal cancer – that’s why it’s so important to get screened.
Some symptoms of colorectal cancer may have symptoms. They can include:
- Blood in or on your stool (bowel movement)
- Stomach aches, pains or cramps that do not go away
- Unexplained loss in weight
If you have these symptoms it might not be related to cancer. This is why you should have regular check ups with your physician