Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in the United States and the third leading cause of cancer deaths. But in many cases, colorectal cancer can be prevented. If it’s found and treated early, the relative 5-year survival rate is 90 percent. The American Cancer Society recommends adults start getting tested for colorectal cancer starting at age 50. Ask your pharmacist or health care provider when, and how often, you should start getting tested.
Source: American Cancer Society