inSite Digestive Health Care is dedicated to helping raise awareness for Colorectal Cancer. We have partnered with the Colorectal Cancer Alliance in fundraising to help support those impacted by the disease, raise awareness of preventitive measures and inspire efforts to fund critical research.
what you should know
90% of new colorectal cancer cases occur in people 50 or older, althought colorectal cancer is on the rise in those under 50.
Signs and Syptoms
- Change in bowel habits
- Rectal bleeding or blood in your stool
- Nausea or vomiting
- Unexplained weight loss
- Chronic fatigue
- Many people diagnosed with colorectal cancer have no symptoms
1 in 23
Colorectal cancer affects men and women equally. On average, your risk is about 1 in 23.
What you can do
- Get screened at the age of 50, or 45 if you're African American.
- Get screened early if you're high risk or have a family history of colon cancer
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Adopt a physically active lifestyle
- Eat a healthy diet
- Don't use tobacco products
- Limit alcohol intake