March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month – a time to become familiar with the risk factors and warning signs associated with this increasingly survivable disease.
Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer among men and women in the United States. Although a study released last month found the risk for people born in 1990 or later is increasing, the average age at diagnosis is still 72.
In 2016, the American Cancer Society estimates that more than 60,000 new cases of uterine cancer will be diagnosed resulting in more than 10,000 deaths. Endometrial cancer is the most common form of uterine cancer and if it caught early, it is one of the most treatable and least deadly gynecological cancers. Unfortunately, the warning signs are often ignored.