This year and estimated 49,190 Americans will die from the disease.

But there’s good news. Colorectal cancer is highly treatable when it’s caught at an early age. And the same screening that catches early stages of colorectal cancer can also catch abnormalities before they develop into cancer. Yes, colorectal cancer screening can actually prevent cancer.

So how do we get more people to actually get their recommended screenings?

In recognition of National Colon Cancer Awareness Month, please share this image on Facebook. The more people who see it, the more people will learn how important screening is, and the more lives we can save. It’s as simple as that.