ASGE releases new colorectal cancer screening resources: 3 things to know

Colorectal cancer is "preventable, treatable and beatable," according to the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, which released new colorectal cancer screening resources for National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

The key details to know:

1. ASGE launched Screen4ColonCancer.org, a website designed to inform patients about their risk of CRC and appropriate screening age. The site also provides information about testing and CRC.

2. Additionally, ASGE launched a new "decision tool," a poster or chart that helps physicians and their patients navigate CRC screening options.

3. ASGE President Steven A. Edmundowicz, MD, said, "We want to remind everyone that colorectal cancer is preventable, treatable and beatable. If you get screened on time, you can have precancerous polyps removed. And if cancer is found early, it is highly treatable. We know there are a lot of messages coming at consumers lately about recommendations and screening options, so we want to be sure they have good information and talk with their physician."

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