Better Kansas City: Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: Screenings and Innovative Treatments

March 19, 2020

Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men and women combined, but a large majority of cancer-related deaths could be prevented with screenings. 

"Two years ago, the American Cancer Society dropped the age to 45, and the reason is because we are seeing more cancers in younger and younger patients," said Dr. Robert Amajoyi, a colorectal surgeon with Saint Luke's Surgical Specialists. "In fact, the incidence is about a once-percent increase every year."

Dr. Amajoyi spoke to Better Kansas City about the importance of regular screenings and the latest innovations in treatment at Saint Luke's for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

Watch the full interview below.

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Saint Luke’s News: Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: The new age is 45! Are you up to date on your screenings?
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. Drs. Chhabra, Tolentino, and Amajoyi explain how staying up to date on your screenings can greatly reduce your risk.

Robert C Amajoyi, MD

Colon and Rectal Surgery, Surgery (General)