8X Major League Baseball All-Star and 4X World Series Champion Darryl Strawberry Opens Up About Colorectal Cancer

As part of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, baseball great Darryl Strawberry opens up about being a colorectal cancer survivor.

Darryl Strawberry is encouraging people across the United States to not trust their gut, and, instead, ensure that they are getting themselves checked for the disease so that they are not leaving their health and wellbeing to chance.

 Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States. This year alone, The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that there will be more than 100,000 new cases of colon cancer and more than 40,000 new cases of rectal cancer. The ACS also recommends that people at average risk of colon cancer should begin screening for the disease at age 45 (but anyone with a history in the family should be checked from younger.

 Despite this, however, new research out today from LetsGetChecked reveals that 34% of 40-55 year olds do not believe that they are at risk of colorectal cancer and almost a third (28%) do not regularly test (“regularly” being defined as every 1-3 years) for the disease because they aren’t showing any symptoms. Worryingly, this is leaving millions of individuals at risk of having undetected colorectal cancer, because they don’t realize that the disease can be present without accompanying symptoms. Additionally, millions more don’t realize they are at greater risk of developing the disease as they get older.

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