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What You Need to Know About Colorectal Cancer

Posted March 21, 2018

The third most common cancer in the U.S., colorectal cancer typically affects people 50 years or older. However, more and more young people are being diagnosed today.

This is why, in recognition of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, we want to educate you on this disease and help spread the word about the importance of early detection and screening. Take a look at the video below featuring UVA Club Red Clinical Ambassador Brandy Patterson, MD, to learn more about the risk factors, symptoms and prevention strategies for this common form of cancer.