Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death, and the third most common cancer among both men and women in the United States. More than 92 percent of colorectal cancers occur in individuals 50 and older. Research indicates that colorectal cancer deaths account for 10 percent of all deaths from cancer in Ohio. If the cancer is found and treated in an early or local stage, the 5-year survival rate is roughly 90%, according to the American Cancer Society. However, only 4 of 10 people affected are diagnosed at an early stage. A large factor in low rates of early diagnosis can be attributed to low testing rates. Low rates of early diagnosis are especially seen in the uninsured, underinsured, or those who face barriers in receiving preventative care such as routine colonoscopies after turning 50 years old.