This year, almost 150,000 people in the United States will get diagnosed with colon cancer. Almost 53,000 people will die. This makes colon cancer the second leading cause of cancer death in United States. Despite the dismal statistics, and unknown to most people, colon cancer is also the most preventable of all known cancers.
Actor Will Smith raises awareness about the importance of cancer screenings. Link to story: https://moffitt.org/take-charge/take-charge-story-archive/will-smith-chronicles-first-colonoscopy-in-viral-video/