Colorectal cancer just doesn’t seem to get much publicity, which is unfortunate, given that it is the second most common cause of cancer death for males and the third most common for women. The Canadian Cancer Society informs us that one in 14 men and one in 16 women will develop colon cancer, and about 50% will die from it. The good news is that death rates from colorectal cancer have declined since 2000, likely due in part to improvements in screenings. And speaking of screening – if you’re over 50, could you possibly spare five to eight minutes to screen yourself? If so, the National Cancer Institute provides an online risk calculator.