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Colorectal cancer: Numbers to know

March 4, 2018—Colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is one of the most common cancers in the U.S. But it doesn't have to be. There are several screening tests for it, and some tests can also remove growths before they have a chance to turn into cancer.

Most people at average risk for colorectal cancer should get regular screenings beginning at age 45. If you think you're at higher risk—because of your family history, for example—ask your doctor if you should be screened at an earlier age.

This infographic breaks down colorectal cancer by the numbers.

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