How Colorectal Cancer is Affected by the Microbiome

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That dreaded time is coming up. You SO don’t want to do this.

WHY IS THIS EVEN NECESSARY?

You need to see your doctor to get that awful test done.

It’s so uncomfortable.

Why do you have to go?

No family history, no personal history, not having any problems.

Do you really need to go?

It’s time for your colonoscopy to check for colorectal cancer.

With last month being March, colorectal cancer awareness month, we wanted to share some information with you on exactly why it’s so crucial to get this test done regularly — and how the microbiome can affect your chances of getting this terrible disease.

What is Colorectal Cancer?

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the 3rd most common cancer in the United States in both men and women.

Most think that it is more common in men, but actually, there is an equal for both genders to get CRC.

CRC is found in either the colon or rectum.

It is called colorectal cancer since both the colon and rectum make up the large intestine and both present in a similar fashion.