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The Importance of Colon Cancer Screening

The Importance of Colon Cancer Screening

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Of all cancers, colon cancer (colorectal cancer) is the third leading killer, but it can be prevented with early detection through regular screening.

The Connection Between Meat and Colon Cancer

The Connection Between Meat and Colon Cancer

by Yenny (SU)
Colon/rectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the USA. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 136,717 people are diagnosed each year.

How a Colonoscopy Can Save Your Life

How a Colonoscopy Can Save Your Life

by Natalie (SU)
Have you scheduled your colonoscopy? If you are 50 years or older, if you have a personal or family history of colon cancer, or if you have any known colon cancer risk factors, the answer to this question should most likely be “yes”. And if you have any friends or family members that fall into one of these groups, you should ask them this same question. The fact is, colon cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the world, and it is one of the deadliest forms of cancer in the United States; approximately 1/3 of all those diagnosed with colon cancer will die from the disease. The good news is that the number of deaths has been steadily declining, and this is in large part due to routine screening. So, make that colonoscopy appointment and keep it, because it can save your life.

Colon Cancer and Rectal Cancer Mortality Study

Colon Cancer and Rectal Cancer Mortality Study

by Shearly (SU)
A new study by the American Cancer Society recently highlighted the fact that deaths due to rectal and colon cancer are on the rise. Adults under the age of 55 are dying at a higher rate than they have in the past. What makes this even more serious is that adults under the age of 50 are rarely advised to undergo screenings for rectal and colon cancer. As yet, the specific reason for younger patients developing colon and rectal cancer, and the higher mortality rate, has not yet been well established.

The Complete Guide to Colon Cancer

The Complete Guide to Colon Cancer

by Shearly (SU)
Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States, with over 95,000 new cases of colon cancer diagnosed each year, according to the American Cancer Society. It is also the third leading cause of death in women, and the second leading cause of cancer related death in men. Men are at a slightly higher risk for colon cancer than women. It stands at 1 out of every 21 for men, and 1 out of every 23 for women. While the statistics may be worrying, there is some good news about colon cancer, because the death rate has been falling for the last few decades, with more than one million survivors of colon and rectal cancer in the US today.

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