March is National Colorectal (Colon) Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal cancer screening saves lives.

Screening can find precancerous polyps —abnormal growths in the colon or rectum — so that they can be removed before turning into cancer.

Screening also helps find colorectal cancer at an early stage, when treatment often leads to a cure. About nine out of every 10 people whose colorectal cancers are found early and treated appropriately are still alive five years later.