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20 Colon Cancer Facts to Share with Your Friends and Family


Ever wished you could tell your friends, family members or followers about the importance of colon cancer screening with just a click of a button? Wait no longer!

We've assembled 20 of our favorite Tweetable colon cancer awareness messages and posted them below. Share them with your friends and followers help us spread the word about the importance of colon cancer screening.

From 2000-2010, #ColonCancer incidence rates dropped 30% while the number of screening colonoscopies tripled.

The great majority (about 90%) of people diagnosed with colon cancer are older than 50. #GetScreened

Many people with colon cancer experience no symptoms in the early stages of the disease. #GetScreened


Colorectal cancer is the 4th most common cancer and the 2nd most deadly in the U.S. #GetScreened

In 2014, 136,830 people will be diagnosed with colon cancer and 50,310 will die of the disease.


1/3 of people recommended for colon cancer screening have never been screened- that's 23 million people!

Heavy cigarette smoking increases your risk of colon cancer by 30%. #GetScreened

Research shows that a high-fiber diet reduces risk of colon inflammation and cancer. #GetScreened


The removal of precancerous polyps by colonoscopy may reduce your chance of getting colon cancer by up to 70%.

Recent studies show that colon cancer incidence is rising in younger adults, ages 20-34. #GetScreened

A lack of physical activity and poor diet can increase risk of #coloncancer. #GetScreened

40% of colon cancer patients are diagnosed at an early stage, when the cancer is most treatable.

Being overweight or obese doubles your risk of getting colon cancer. #GetScreened

Colorectal cancer is the most preventable, but least prevented cancer. #GetScreened


85% of colorectal cancers could be prevented if everyone who was eligible for screening got screened.

There are several screening options to consider when you decide to get screened for colorectal cancer.

High Vitamin D levels contribute to colorectal cancer survivability. #GetScreened

Inherited colon cancer syndromes can be detected through genetic testing. #GetScreened

90% of people live 5 years or longer when their cancer is found early. #GetScreened

People with diabetes and insulin resistance may have an increased risk of colon cancer. #GetScreened