No Butts About It: There’s Cancer on the Lunch Line for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March 16, 2015 11:00 AM

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It’s bound to be the butt of some playful public awareness campaigns this month, but colorectal cancer is far from funny – and it will take more than jokes to end the epidemic. The disease will kill more than 4,000 Americans during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month alone. It's the third most frequently diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States.

Why is it so ubiquitous? Because so are its causes. Of the many types of cancer, colorectal cancer is perhaps the one most strongly linked to diet. Consuming even small amounts of red meat (such as beef, pork, lamb and veal) and processed meat (such as bacon, sausage, chicken and turkey sandwich mea...

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