March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and doctors want people to know they're seeing a rising trend of the cancer in younger adults.

Meghan Gatoff found out she had colon cancer when she was just 39 years old.

KMBC talked to Gatoff and Dr. Megan McNally, surgical oncologist at Saint Luke's Health System, about what warning signs to look for and what you can do to help prevent it.

Watch the full story below.

Related Content

Mar. 18, 2021
Health News You Can Use: Colorectal Cancer Rising in Younger Adults
Dr. Liudmila Schafer explains the concerning trend doctors are seeing and when to start regular screenings.
Nov. 20, 2020
KCTV: Saint Luke's launches Cancer Diagnostic Center to get patients to treatment quicker
Dr. Timothy Pluard explains how Saint Luke’s has redesigned the cancer diagnostic process to better meet the needs of patients. 
Mar. 23, 2020
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.