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Colon cancer, also known as colorectal cancer, is the second deadliest cancer in the United States. While the cancer often affected those over 50-years-old in the past, colon cancer is increasing in young adults at an alarming rate. Learn more about why early-onset colon cancer is on the rise for those under the age of 50 and what you can do to combat the deadly cancer.

 

How Many People Will Develop Colon Cancer in 2019?

According to the American Cancer Society, there will be 145,600 new cases of colon cancer this year. Fifty-one thousand and twenty deaths are predicted to happen due to this disease. Young adults will contribute to these numbers, despite decreasing rates of colon cancer in those over 50-years-old.

 

What Factors Have Lead to an Increase in Colon Cancer in Adults?

One of the most significant factors in colon cancer increasing in young adults is the lack of screening. Until recently, the American Cancer Society recommended that standard screening starts at 50-years-old if you do not have a family history of colon cancer or other risk factors. However, they changed their screening recommendations to start at 45-years-old to accommodate for the higher risk of colon cancer in young adults.

One of the significant concerns with early-onset colon cancer is the amount of time between the diagnoses and treatment; this can often lead to a higher fatality rate for those that do not discover they have the deadly disease. If you have any questions or concerns about colorectal cancer screenings, reach out to your primary doctor.

 

What Can I Do to Reduce My Risk?

If you are worried about colon cancer, learn more about early-onset colon cancer. Convince your loved ones to get screened at 45-years-old if they are at average risk and earlier if they have a family history of colon cancer.

Events

The Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation is proud to be among the NYRR’s official Charity Partners for the 2020 United Airlines NYC Half Marathon which will take place on Sunday, March 15, 2020.

The 2020 United Airlines NYC Half will take runners from around the city and the globe on a 13.1-mile tour of NYC. Led by a talent-packed roster of American and international elites, runners will stop traffic in the Big Apple this March!

The United Airlines NYC Half is a part of the NYRR Five-Borough Series: Run New York. Five Boroughs. One City.

Event and Team Colon Cancer Challenge hashtags: #UnitedNYCHalf, #TEAMCCC—use them in your tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook posts!

Team Colon Cancer ChallengeRunning for Team Colon Cancer Challenge not only provides you with guaranteed entry, it also gives you the opportunity to change lives and give back to your community.

By being a Team CCF Teammate, in exchange for fundraising for The Colon Cancer Foundation, we provide fundraising support, personalized virtual training, guaranteed race entry, pre-event Inspiration Dinner, race day gear and much more!

Team Colon Cancer Challenge (Team CCC) Guaranteed Entry Fundraising minimum: $1,300.00

  • 2020 United Airlines NYC Half Marathon guaranteed entry
  • NYRR virtual personalized training
  • Team CCC tech shirt
  • Fundraising page and enthusiastic support
  • Invitation to exclusive Team CCC Annual events including our Annual Team Dinner
  • Complimentary registration for the 2020 Colon Cancer Challenge events
  • The satisfaction of knowing you are making your miles count in the fight against colorectal cancer!

APPLY NOW

For more information contact CCF at info@coloncancerchallenge.org