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.