We have great news: the rate of colorectal cancer has been going down the past 2 decades. One reason is because more people are getting screened for this disease. Screening can help find cancers early, when they are small and might be easier to treat or remove. Colorectal cancer almost always starts with a polyp – a small growth on the lining of the colon or rectum – but doesn’t usually cause symptoms until it’s more advanced. The team at Mount Auburn Hospital is here to help you assess your risk of colon cancer and get regular screenings!