March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer, cancer of the colon or rectum, is the nation’s second leading cancer killer of men and women in the United States.
About 137,000 adults are diagnosed with colorectal cancer each year. In 2010, more than 52,000 Americans died from it.
If you're 50 years old or older, getting a screening test for colorectal cancer could save your life. This is important for baby boomers, the youngest of whom is now 50.