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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Though more than 50 thousand Americans will die this year of colorectal cancer, the good news is there are now more than 1 million survivors in this country – thanks in part to increased screening and improved treatments. Viju Deenadayalu, M.D., provides basic information about colorectal cancer and the details of in-home tests and colonoscopy screenings.
Dr. Mark Whiteford explains the risk factors of colorectal cancer and?the importance of getting screened.
Providence experts talk about the importance of getting a colonoscopy to detect and prevent colorectal cancer.
Dr. Todd Crocenzi, medical director, Providence Gastrointestinal Cancer Program, and a colorectal cancer survivor discuss the benefits of screening on KATU's AM Northwest.