Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Every Thursday in March, 69 News’ Melanie Falcon is highlighting the need for screening and looking at the latest developments in the detection and treatment of colorectal cancer. Recent breakthroughs include the use of artificial intelligence and robotic snakes that gobble tumors. Melanie will air 3 new reports each Thursday at 6:30 am, 8:30 am and 10:00 pm.

More than 50% of patients with colorectal cancer will develop liver metastases, and while the standard treatment is liver surgery, only one-third of patients are candidates. 

Even though a colonoscopy can lower your risk of dying from colorectal cancer, many people are afraid of the big scope.