Awareness and Screening
Sequoia is proud to work with the Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation, to raise awareness for cancer prevention through early screening and education.
Colorectal cancer is a term used to refer to cancer that starts in the colon or rectum. Colon and rectal cancers begin in the digestive system, also called the GI (gastrointestinal) system. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), the death rate from colorectal cancer has been going down for the past 15 years. One reason is that there are fewer cases. Thanks to colorectal cancer screening, polyps can be found and removed before they turn into cancer. And colorectal cancer can also be found earlier when it is easier to cure. Treatments have improved as well.
Learn about colon cancer prevention and screening on the ACS website: Colon Testing Saves Lives.
If you have questions or concerns, please call your primary care physician or gastroenterologist. If you need a physician, please use our Find a Doctor page or call "Choose your Doctor" at (650) 482-6000.