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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Colon Cancer Facts

According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is the 3rd most common cancer and the 3rd leading cause of cancer death. Colorectal cancer often develops without any symptoms, but the great news is that it can be preventable if caught early, with a screening exam. 

With recommended guidelines for colorectal cancer screening, your doctor can find colon polyps and remove them, before they become cancerous. Colorectal cancer forms in the tissues of the colon, which is the largest part of the intestine.  Rectal cancer forms in the tissues of the rectum, which is the last several inches of the large intestine before the anus.  Either of these cancers is called colorectal cancer.  

Get the facts on the disease, as well as colon cancer screening and prevention with Capital Digestive Care's infographic and please share with your loved ones - especially those 50 or older (45 for African Americans), or those with a family history. More information is available at: 
http://www.capitaldigestivecare.com/free-infographic-colon-cancer-awareness

By: Capital Digestive Care, The founding physicians of digestive care in the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area (16 office locations), all CONNECTED, leading to a better understanding of each patient's condition & the most effective plan of care.

Colon Cancer Quick Facts

Carolina Monroe Written by: Carolina
Way To Be Healthy Updated at: 9:47 PM

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