American Cancer Society pushing to have more Louisiana residents tested for colorectal cancer
Posted on 3/7/2017 3:55:00 AM.

The American Cancer Society has set a goal of 80% of Americans to be screened for colorectal cancer by 2018. That means 417,000 people in Louisiana need to be screened to reach that number. Tulane Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine Dr. Jordan Karlitz says colorectal cancer is a major health issue in Louisiana.

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Colorectal cancer rate high in Louisiana
Posted on 3/12/2016 3:29:00 AM.

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and has become a significant problem in Louisiana. Dr. Jordan Karlitz with the Tulane Medical Center says they’re continuing to study why there is such a high rate of colorectal cancer in Lousiana. He says it’s important for both men and women to be screened.

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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Posted on 3/15/2015 1:28:00 PM.
March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and it is reported that nearly 23 million Americans between the ages of 50 and 75 are not getting tested as recommended.  Last year alone, more than 50,000 people died of colorectal cancer in the United States.

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Higher rate of colorectal cancer found in Acadiana
Posted on 10/10/2014 12:13:00 PM.
The LSU Health tumor registry has found colon cancer rates in the Acadiana parishes are among the highest in the United States.
The study was led by Doctor Jordan Karlitz, who is also at the Tulane University of Medicine and he says their research focused on 18 parishes in the Acadiana area and colorectal cancer rates were significantly higher than both Louisiana and US rates. 
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