NY Daily News - "Screenings Provide the Best Early Warning Against Colorectal Cancer"

 – March 14, 2012 /Press Release/  –– 

During National Colorectal Cancer Awareness month doctors and health professionals are working to raise the profile of a cancer that five percent of Americans will develop in their lifetime — unless they go for screening. “Colorectal cancer develops in the large intestine, which includes the colon and rectum,” says Dr. Steven Itzkowitz a professor of medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center, and gastroenterologist who specializes in colorectal cancer and other gastrointestinal cancers. “Although it’s currently the second leading cause of cancer death in both men and women, this is a cancer we can prevent and cure — if we catch it early enough.” Learn more