Screening is the most powerful weapon against CRC.
Regular Screening find CRC early, can even prevent CRC.
A polyp can take ~ 10 to 15 years to develop into cancer.
Early stage CRC: 5-year survival 90%. (Only 40% found early)
When cancer has spread, survival rates are much lower.
Unfortunately, about 1 in 3 people in the US have never been screened.
Lack of knowledge, or fear
Economic, no insurance coverage
Other health issues prevent screening
United States Worldwide 2016
The third most common cancer. 1.8 million CRC incidence CRC incidence USA 2019: 900,000 CRC Mortality 101,420 new cases of colon cancer The global burden of (CRC)
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