Colorectal Cancer awareness is important for all communities and particularly for the Black community, where the rates are the highest of any racial/ethnic group in the US. African Americans are more likely to get colorectal cancer and 40% more likely to die from it than most other groups. Screenings begin at age 45, but people with certain risk factors may need to start screening earlier. The good news is colorectal cancer is 90% treatable when diagnosed early. This is why early detection and preventative screenings become crucial. 

The absence of regular screenings, preventive care, and adequate healthcare resources can lead to delayed diagnoses and poorer health outcomes. Colorectal Cancer awareness campaigns play a vital role in dispelling myths, breaking down cultural barriers, and fostering open discussions about cervical health. By focusing on education and empowerment, individuals can make informed decisions, increasing screenings and adopting proactive health-seeking behaviors. 

Take 5 minutes to take a free screening quiz here. 

You can also check here to see if you qualify for a free cancer screening voucher through the Huntsman Cancer Institute.