Colorectal cancer may be on the decline, but the tragic death of Chadwick Boseman is a reminder that the colon and rectal cancers are not going away. Colorectal cancer is still the third most common cancer in the United States, with over 104,610 new cases expected to be diagnosed this year, according to the American Cancer Society.
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The rate at which people are diagnosed with colorectal cancer in the U.S. is dropping among people 65 and older but rising in younger age groups, according to research from the American Cancer Society. In 2020, 12% of colorectal cancer cases will be diagnosed in people under 50 – about 18,000 cases. Rates have been increasing since the mid-1980s in adults ages 20-39 years and since the mid-1990s in adults ages 40-54 years,
Governor Henry McMaster has designated March 5 as colorectal cancer day at the State House. The American Cancer Society says colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in South Carolina. “Me (Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette) and the governor feel it’s important to keep South Carolinians healthy. Colorectal cancer is preventable if caught early and the only way to catch it early is through screening.” More than $1 million in annual state funding is going toward the Colorectal Cancer Prevention Network which provides free screening and procedures for those that are uninsured or underinsured.
In February 2019 Dr. Bryan Green became an Honoree recipient of the 80% by 2018 National Achievement Awards, a program designed to recognize individuals and organizations who are dedicating their time, talent and expertise to advancing needed initiatives that support the shared goal to achieve colorectal cancer screening rates of 80% and higher.