Colorectal Cancer Awareness: Get Answers and Take Action


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Why is colorectal cancer screening important? The short answer is it can save your life. The long answer is colorectal cancer screening prevents colorectal cancer by finding precancerous polyps (abnormal growths) so they can be removed before turning into cancer. Screening also helps find colorectal cancer at an early stage when treatment works better. Getting screened regularly for colorectal cancer is important because polyps and colorectal cancer may not cause symptoms during early stages. You could have polyps or colorectal cancer and not know it.

CDC’s Screen for Life: National Colorectal Cancer Action Campaign explains risk factors and screening test options to help you learn about how you can prevent colorectal cancer. CDC’s Colorectal Cancer Control Program (CRCCP) works with health systems, including clinics, hospitals, and other health care organizations, to increase colorectal cancer screening. Talk to your doctor about how to get safely screened.