Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the U.S., and second-leading cause of death, taking 50,000 lives each year. However, thanks to years of raising awareness and education, there are currently over 1 million colorectal cancer survivors alive in the U.S.
Luckily, when detected early, colorectal cancer is highly treatable. Most commonly, treatment includes some form of surgery. Early-stage colorectal cancer typically only requires a minimally invasive approach. But as the cancer advances, so does the complexity of the treatment. For serious cases, chemotherapy and radiation may be necessary.Some Things Can Wait, Colorectal Cancer Doesn’t.