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Colon Cancer: Symptoms, Treatment, and Causes

Colon Cancer: Symptoms, Treatment, and Causes

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among men and women in the United States, second only to lung cancer.

Colon Cancer Test-in-a-Box? Why You Should See Your GI Instead

Colon Cancer Test-in-a-Box? Why You Should See Your GI Instead

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
If you are at a higher risk for colorectal cancer due to a family history of the disease, or if you are over 50 years old, then it’s probably time to schedule your colonoscopy.

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.

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