Colorectal cancer is preventable through screening. Learn more about screening options, risks, and symptoms. 

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This year, 50,000 people will die from colorectal cancer. An estimated 60% of those deaths can be prevented with screenings. To learn more about the number of people diagnosed each year and whether that number is increasing, check out the facts and stats about colorectal cancer.

Routine screenings can prevent colorectal cancer. There are several screening options, including some you can even do at home. It’s best to talk to your doctor about your options and decide which screening plan is right for you.


Colon cancer and rectal cancer can be prevented. Colorectal cancer screening can also detect cancer early — when it is most curable. Learn all about when to get screened, and all about the different types of colorectal cancer screening options.

Colonoscopy Prep

If you’re getting a colonoscopy, the prep is not optional. You must clean out your colon so the doctor can get a good look at the inside. Learn more about colonoscopy prep from those who have gone through it.


A colon polyp is a small growth found on the inside of the colon. As a polyp grows, it may become cancerous. Not all polyps will become cancer, but it is important to remove them all to prevent the possibility.


Several factors may place you at a higher risk for getting colorectal cancer. Some of these risk factors are out of your control, and some are within your control.


Knowing the colorectal cancer symptoms may help you catch it as early as possible. Some early stages of colorectal cancer may not show any signs, which is why screening is so important. If you have any signs or symptoms of colorectal cancer, do not ignore them. You need to tell a doctor.

Colorectal Cancer Prevention Resources

Fight CRC offers free medically-reviewed resources at no cost. Visit our resource portal to download and read resources on colorectal cancer prevention.