National Colorectal Awareness Month March 5, 2020 - SCI Communications View this post on Instagram March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States. Thanks to advances in treatment and screening, however, the death rate from colorectal cancer has been dropping for the past several decades. Screening plays a very important role in detecting cancers early when they might be treated more successfully. Colorectal cancer usually starts with a polyp but doesn’t cause symptoms until it is more advanced. By screening for colorectal cancer, these small growths can be detected and removed early before they have a chance to turn into cancer. The Gastrointestinal Research Team at the SCI is dedicated to providing patients, families, and caregivers with quality care, compassion, and cutting edge clinical trials. #stanford.cancer #cancerscreening #cancerpreventionmonth #cancerprevention #nationalcolorectalcancerawarenessmonth #colorectalcancer #colorectalcancerawareness #colorectalcancerawarenessmonth #colorectalcancerscreening #colorectalcancerresearch #cancerresearch #colonoscopy #gastrointestinal #colonoscopysaveslives #fightcrc #getscreened A post shared by Stanford Cancer Institute (@stanford.cancer) on Mar 2, 2020 at 12:35pm PST Kudos to the GI CRG team, and thanks for all that you do to further cancer research at the SCI!