Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancer in the United States. However, with early detection, it is one of the most treatable forms of cancer. Knowing your risk factors and talking about them with your doctor may help you make more informed lifestyle and health care choices. If you have a family history of colorectal cancer or are over the age of 50, talk to your healthcare provider about what is right for you. Click the link to learn more about colon cancer risk factors and prevention .