Did you know that March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month? According to ccalliance.org, colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women combined in the United States. The American Cancer Society estimates that this year 95,520 people will be diagnosed with colon cancer, 39,910 will be diagnosed with rectal cancer, and 50,260 will die from this disease.

This week on the HOM Morning Show, we were joined by Dr. Matthew Dugan of New England Cancer Specialists. He told us about the latest screening guidelines, some suggestions for reducing your risk of developing colon cancer, and some recent developments in treatment. Listen to the interview below.