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Crucial Catch

Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer, aims to move the country towards unprecedented levels of early detection and risk reduction of screenable cancers. Crucial Catch allows the NFL to reach and impact a wider population affected by various forms of cancer. Crucial Catch calls on people across the country to access a NFL funded digital tool that provides users with recommendations on how they can take action to keep healthy and reduce cancer risk.


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Colorectal cancer, also called colon or rectal cancer, is the third leading cause of death from cancer in the United States. It is the most common type of gastrointestinal cancer. It also is one of the most treatable when found in its early stages. For decades, colorectal cancer was most often diagnosed in people age 50 and over. More recently, the incidence of colorectal cancer has declined in people 50 and over while dramatically increasing in younger people.

Because of this shift, the American Cancer Society revised its colorectal cancer screening guidelines for people at average risk. According to the updated ACS guidelines, individuals at average risk of colorectal cancer should have regular screening for colon cancer beginning at age 45.

The American Cancer Society recommends a diet high in fruits and vegetables with limited high-fat foods to reduce your risk. Keeping a healthy weight through exercise and other activity is important, too.

After age 45, the most effective way to reduce your risk of colorectal cancer is to have regular screening tests.