March is ‘Colon Cancer Awareness’

Although colorectal cancer can often be prevented, it is one of the leading causes of cancer death.Colon cancer can be prevented if it is caught early. When it is found at its earliest, most treatable stage, colon cancer has a 90 percent survival rate.Screening now includes a choice, giving people an option of either a colonoscopy or a stool test.

Screening that can prevent colon cancer by removal of precancerous polyps:

  • Colonoscopy every 10 years
  • Screening that can detect early stage treatable colon cancer
  • Fecal immunochemical test (FIT) every year. Read more…
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