Dr. Andrew Albert MD, MPH, a gastroenterologist who practices in Chicago, Illinois, first became associated with the Colon Cancer Foundation in 2017 when he started
Screening Reduces the Risk of Colorectal Cancer
The American Cancer Society and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommend everyone 45 years and older should start screening for colorectal cancer (CRC) .
CRC screening is particularly useful among individuals who do not show symptoms. It can help detect polyps in the colon and rectum, which can develop into cancer if left untouched.
Risk Factors & Recommendations
The American Cancer Society and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommend everyone 45+ years and older should start CRC Screening.
People with a genetic predisposition or family history of CRC should start screening before age 45.
Regular exercise, especially exercise that targets belly fat, can help reduce risk.
Red meat, processed meats, tobacco and excessive alcohol can increase your risk.
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Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the leading causes of cancer incidence and death in the U.S. The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimated 149,500 new