Dr. Anderson Rowe Discusses Importance of Colorectal Cancer ScreeningsApr 4, 2022
As the third leading cause of death in the nation, with the American Cancer Society estimating it will cause 52,980 deaths this year alone, colorectal cancer is something that all too many are aware of year-round.
But as medicine and understanding of the disease continue to progress, health professionals are seeking to reduce that number by recommending screening for younger patients.
And continuing to draw attention to persistent racial inequities.
While this year's Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month particularly seeks to help get people between the ages of 45 and 49 in for regular screening, health experts are also seeking to bring awareness to disparities in treatment rates between Black patients and the general population at all ages when it comes to accessing screening and preventative care.
Despite its deadliness, doctors are finding that colorectal cancer is particularly responsive to preventative and early treatment, with advances in medicine over the past two decades greatly reducing deaths from the disease, and leading to new screening options.
Dr. Anderson Rowe, Gastroenterologist at San Ramon Regional Medical Center, recently spoke with DanvilleSanRamon.com about the importance of early screening and prevention. Read the full article by clicking here.