Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: Information, Support, Hope

As the month of March brings colorectal cancer (CRC) into focus, it’s time to increase public understanding of the disease and highlight recent early detection and treatment advances. The CancerConnect Colorectal Cancer Online Support community is a comprehensive resource that offers tips, research news, and a robust online support community connecting individuals with CRC being treated at leading cancer and research institutions.

According to estimates from the American Cancer Society, more than 95,000 new cases of colon cancer and about 40,000 new cases of rectal cancer will be diagnosed in the United States in 2017. Together, the diseases are expected to be responseable for almost 50,000 deaths this year. Excluding skin cancer, these numbers place colorectal cancer as the third most common cancer among U.S. men and women. There is, however, good news about colorectal cancer in the United States: death rates associated with the disease have been dropping for several decades, and advances continue to be made in screening, prevention, and treatment.1

Throughout March as well as rest of the year CancerConnect is committed to providing tips and information on the prevention, early detection, and treatment of colorectal cancer.

LEARNING MORE ABOUT COLORECTAL CANCER

Reference:

1 The American Cancer Society. Key Statistics for Colorectal Cancer https://www.cancer.org/cancer/colon-rectal-cancer/about/key-statistics.htmlAccessed February 2017.

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