Colorectal Cancer Facts

Let’s Get Behind a Cure for Colorectal Cancer!

And more people should… Colorectal cancer is the third most common cause of cancer in men and women, and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. for men and women.

Did You Know?

  • Colorectal Cancer is estimated to cause over 53,000 deaths in 2024 in the U.S. 

  • 45 is the new 50! GET SCREENED.

  • 1 in 5 colorectal cases occur in people under 50

  • Young-onset colorectal cancer are rising 1.5% every year

  • Screening should begin at the age of 45 for people at average risk

  • The most common symptom of colorectal cancer is no symptoms

  • When screening finds colorectal cancer early, survival rates are as high as 90%

  • African Americans are at a higher risk for colorectal cancer

  • Pre-existing conditions that increase risk of colorectal cancer include type 2 diabetes, obesity, inherited syndromes including Lynch, and inflammatory bowel disease

Tips for a Healthier Colon

  • Eat fiber (fruits and veggies)

  • Drink plenty of water

  • Drink low-fat or fat free milk

  • Eat lean proteins (chicken and turkey) instead of processed meats (lunch meat, hotdogs)

  • Reduce excess sugar and fried foods

  • Limit alcohol intake

  • Maintain a healthy weight

  • Don’t smoke

  • Exercise regularly

  • Monitor bathroom habits for any changes

Call G.I. Gina at 386.425.BLUE for questions.

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