Surveillance and Early Detection Saves Lives
Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer, and is the second leading
cause of cancer deaths in the United States.
Despite its high incidence, colorectal cancer is unique in that it is one of the most
preventable and, if found early, most treatable forms of cancer. Knowing your personal
medical history, including Lynch status, can help you and your family members make
better informed decisions.
Cancer has grown into but not extended through colon wall.
Cancer has spread through colon wall to nearby tissue or to nearby lymph nodes.
Cancer has spread to other parts of the body.