Colon Cancer Awareness Month

March 7th, 2014 by Tracy Chuey

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Colon cancer is the 3rd leading cause of cancer death in both men and women and that is why March is dedicated to spreading the word about getting checked out.

The American Cancer Society recommends a colonoscopy every 10 years or a CT colonography every five.

For adults over the age of 50 it is extremely important to get screened. Early detection can lead to better odds of getting cured.  Colorectal cancer is the most treatable and preventable cancer we have, but 55,000 Americans a year are still dying from it.

It is the third most common cancer diagnosis in the country. As most colorectal symptoms go unnoticed it is extremely critical for people to get screened. The colonoscopy process is painless and the entire process usually takes between 20-30 minutes.

Ask your doctor if and when you should be screened!

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