March is “Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month”. Health officials say colorectal cancer is the nation’s number two cancer killer–but it is up to 95% preventable with proper screening.

“Especially when it’s caught in its earliest stages, colorectal cancer is up to 90% survivable when caught in stage 1 or 2, that percentage drops quite significantly by the time you get to stage four when we have only 14% survival rate for five years.”

Erin Peterson with the Minnesota Colon Cancer Coalition is urging anyone who’s eligible to get screened and says there are a variety of ways to do so, including non-invasive options that can be done at home.