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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.

Is There Anything I Can Do to Prevent Colon Cancer?

Is There Anything I Can Do to Prevent Colon Cancer?

by Holly (SU)
Colon cancer ranks as the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the US for men and women (excluding skin cancers).

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.

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