Early detection saves lives.
- Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States.
- Eighty to 90 million Americans are considered at risk for colorectal cancer because of age or other factors.
- Routine colonoscopy exams are recommended for adults 50 years of age or older.
- Patients with a family history of colon or rectal cancer may need to have a colonoscopy exam at a younger age.