Learn the Signs of Colorectal Cancer Early

Did you know that colorectal cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer? It’s also one of the most treatable cancers if caught early.

March is National Colorectal Awareness Month and CHC wants to help raise awareness year-round.  According to the American Cancer Society, Colorectal Cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the U.S., and on the rise for those 50 and under. Screening is key to preventing colorectal cancer, check for these signs and symptoms:

  • Rectal bleeding, dark or black stool
  • Change in bowel habits
  • Diarrhea and/or constipation
  • Narrowing of stool
  • Persistent abdominal discomfort (cramps, gas, pain, or feeling bloated)
  • Anemia
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Weakness or fatigue
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • If you have Crohn’s, Colitis or IBS, you are at a high risk

Visit our cancer resources for additional information on how to reduce your risk, support programs for patients and caregivers and more.