colorectal cancer

About five percent of men and women in the United States will develop colon cancer during their lifetimes. 1 in 3 adults is not getting tested for the disease as recommended.  The American College of Gastroenterology is promoting screening as part of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March.    WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief  Paul Tuthill spoke with Dr. Dennis Ahnen of the American College of Gastroenterology.

Blair Horner: Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Mar 4, 2013

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, a month dedicated to raising awareness about the need for regular colon cancer screenings.  Also known as colon cancer, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the nation.  Each year in New York State, more than 9,300 new cases of colorectal cancer are diagnosed and over 3,000 preventable deaths occur.