March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Dr. Kate HitchcockColorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among both men and women, and in 1999, efforts by The Prevent Cancer Foundation® led to the designation March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

In a recent UF Health MedEd Cast,  Radiation Oncology Assistant Professor Kathryn Hitchcock M.D., PhD (right) discusses colorectal cancer awareness, describing next steps if rectal cancer is suspected, as well as current treatment for rectal cancer. She also explains recent and ongoing changes in rectal cancer treatment and outlines the current shift in thinking regarding management of metastatic colorectal cancer.

Listen to the podcast here.


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