Have you been told that you should be screened for colon cancer but have been avoiding it? There are a few things that you should know.

  1. Colon cancer is one of the most common cancers in the United States in men and women. This usually starts as a small growth called a polyp, which over time can turn into cancer.
  2. Colon cancer is also one of the most curable forms of cancer. This is accomplished by undergoing a colon exam and removing any polyps that might be found.
  3. It is recommended that everyone after age 50 should undergo colon cancer screening. However, if there is a family history of colon cancer then the screening should be done earlier.
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