Hear Dr. Newburn on channel 10|11 with his plea for our community to take the time to take care of themselves.
1 in 22 have it.
It is so preventable.
Do it for you, your kids, your grandkids.
Age 50 and over, it recommended to have a colonoscopy.
For those with risk factors talk to your provider.
Take the time to get the test
or talk to your provider today.
The exact cause of colorectal cancer is not known. Most cases begin as small growths, or polyps. Colon polyps are very common. If they are found early, usually through routine screening tests, they can be removed before they turn into cancer. Click here for more information about colon cancer.
More Stats on Colon Cancer:
Every year, about 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and more than 50,000 people die from it.
Colorectal cancer is different than most cancers—it’s largely preventable and beatable.
Colorectal cancer incidence and mortality rates are higher in Nebraska compared to the United States.
The most recent national data show that the 5-year relative survival rates for colorectal cancer are 90% for early stage (local and in situ) diagnoses.
Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in Nebraska.
Nebraska averages more than 900 new cases of colon cancer a year and about 350 colon cancer deaths a year.
Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer (https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/colorectal/) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States (1st is lung, 3rd is breast)
Colorectal cancer is up to 90% BEATABLE when caught early