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Colorectal cancer screening saves lives. The risk of dying from CRC is reduced by more than 33% among people over age 50 who are screened regularly.1, 2

Lifestyle changes and the implementation of widespread screening have the possibility of preventing greater than 50% of all CRC cases.1

Screening can reduce the incidence of CRC by removing suspicious adenomas. Screening can decrease CRC mortality by lowering the incidence rate, and by finding a larger number of cancers in the early stages, when it is more treatable.3

Over 90% of those diagnosed with CRC when it is found early (at the local stage) survive more than 5 years.4

More than 41 million Americans who are candidates for colorectal cancer screening have not been screened.5

1Colorectal Cancer Fact Sheet, The Harvard Center For Cancer Prevention.
2Mandel J, Bond J, Church T, et al. Reducing mortality from colorectal cancer by screening for fecal occult blood. N Engl J Med. 1993;328:1365-1371.
3Colorectal Cancer Facts & Figures, Special Edition 2005, the American Cancer Society.
4Colon Cancer Alliance, Colorectal Cancer: Facts + Figures 2005.
52004 AGA News Release, December 1, 2004, .