OMNI Health Media (OMNI) announces the launch of colorectal cancer programs for national colorectal cancer awareness month. As the month of March brings colorectal cancer into focus, it’s time to increase public understanding of the disease, including its prevalence, approaches to screening and prevention, treatment options, and resources that offer updated colorectal cancer information throughout the year.
According to estimates from the American Cancer Society, more than 93,090 new cases of colon cancer and about 46,880 new cases of rectal and anal cancer are estimated in the United States in 2015. Together, the diseases will be estimated to be responsible for over 50,000 deaths. There is, however, good news about colorectal cancer in the United States: death rates associated with the disease have dropped during the past 15 years, and advances continue to be made in screening, prevention, and treatment.
Staying informed with the latest news on prevention and screening is an important step in reducing your risk of developing colorectal cancer. Access to current, in-depth treatment information can help you choose optimal care and achieve the best possible outcome.
Ask the Experts:
Colorectal cancer screening should begin at age 50 for those at average risk. But what if you have risk factors? How do you know if you’re at greater risk and what steps should you take to protect yourself?
Knowledge is power. Are you facing a new diagnosis, recurrence, living with metastatic disease, or supporting a loved one through their cancer journey?
- Sign up for monthly newsletters on colorectal cancer here.
- Get the facts about colorectal cancer here.
- Join the CancerConnect online support group to join ongoing discussions with other individuals affected by colorectal cancer here.
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- Ask the Expert! Join us on April 2ndfor a live Web Chat with Sarah Cannon Expert Andrew Kennedy, MD. Learn more here.
 American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts and Figures 2015. Available at http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@research/documents/webcontent/acspc-042151.pdf. Accessed February 26, 2015.
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