As we reach a certain age, it becomes more important to get regular cancer screenings. Colorectal Cancer is a killer that tends to affect people over the age of 45. Screenings are recommended up to the age of 75. Those who are genetically predisposed to Colorectal Cancer may want to consider getting screenings before the age of 45. Studies have shown that African Americans are twenty percent more likely to develop Colorectal Cancer, and forty percent more likely to die from it, so it can never be too early to start screening.
Colorectal Cancer is the third most diagnosed cancer worldwide and is the second leading cause of cancer-related mortality in the United States, which is why it is so important to get regular screenings and stay ahead of the disease. ICR, the Investigative Clinical Research group located in Annapolis, Maryland, is at the forefront of Colorectal Cancer research and testing, hoping to find a cure.
Misbeliefs and fallacies have the tendency to turn some people off, stopping them from getting the lifesaving test. Privacy concerns are at the top of the list of those who are a little timid about getting the test. Fear of pain is always a concern as well. The screening process is actually painless and easy and can be done in the comfort of your own home. There are no excuses for not getting screened. The in-home test simply requires a small stool sample be sent to the lab where it is tested. Doctors look for blood in the stool, which can be a sign of a cancerous presence that needs to be attended to.
Screening is the number one way to prevent or detect Colorectal Cancer in its early stages when it is most treatable. The longer cancer has been present, the less likely survival becomes. It is essential that you do not wait until you have symptoms. By the time the symptoms arise and make you aware that something is not right, it is likely that it is too late.
You must be proactive about your colorectal health if you do not want to be part of the statistics that make Colorectal Cancer the second highest cause of cancer-related death among both men and women in the United States. ICR is dedicated to finding the cause and cure for colorectal cancer and currently have ongoing clinical studies they are optimistic will yield positive results. To volunteer for a study or if you have any questions, please visit www.icrmd.com.