Every nine minutes a life is lost to colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the U.S. The American Cancer Society estimated that in 2007, 153,760 new cases of colorectal cancer will be diagnosed and an estimated 52,180 deaths will occur. In Florida alone, an estimated 3,700 deaths occurred last year.
While many people may consider colorectal cancer an embarrassing topic of conversation, this is one talk that could save a life. When caught early, colorectal cancer is one of the most treatable cancers. Talking with a doctor about colorectal cancer screening is essential to prevention and early detection, as well as to making informed treatment decisions.
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