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Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Most people who get colorectal cancer have no family history of the disease and many don't experience early symptoms.
Nearly 150,000 new cases of colorectal cancer will be diagnosed in the United States this year. More than 50,000 people will die from the disease. The good news is that with routine screening and early diagnosis, colorectal cancer has a 90 percent 5-year survival rate.
Answer these simple questions to learn your risk — and save your life.
An answer of "yes" to any of the above questions increases your risk of colorectal cancer. There are several screening exams for colorectal cancer, including colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy and digital rectal exam. A simple colorectal screening kit, called a fecal occult blood test, can also help determine your risk. Your physician will determine which test is right for you. Don't take a deadly risk with your health. Get screened for colorectal cancer today.
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