Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer screening is an age-based cancer screening recommended for adults by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, routine colorectal cancer screening is the most effective way to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer. Screenings can help prevent colorectal cancer by identifying and removing precancerous polyps before they turn into cancer. Screening can also find colorectal cancer early when it is easier to treat.

This statistical report describes colorectal cancer screening prevalence and the incidence and mortality rates of colorectal cancer in Texas. Screening prevalence is based on the results of the Texas Behavioral Risk Factor Survey.


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