Important facts about colorectal cancer

  • Colorectal cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer-related death in Iowa
  • Starts as a tiny growth or "polyp" in the colon or rectum
  • Often preventable and if detected early can be 90% treatable
  • May be at higher risk if colorectal cancer runs in your family
  • Reduce risk through healthy diet and exercise
  • 7 out of 10 people diagnosed with colorectal cancer had no signs or symptoms