Colon Cancer Risk Assessment

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Learning about colorectal cancer can save your life!

Colorectal cancer – cancer of the colon and rectum – is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, with approximately 136,000 newly diagnosed cases each year.

The good news is that colon cancer is one of the most preventable and curable cancers. With early detection, 90% of cases can be treated successfully. With detection of precancerous colon polyps, 100% prevention of colon cancer is possible.

That is why screening for colon cancer is so important. When colon cancer is not detected early, your chance for successful treatment can drop to less than 7%. So, take a few minutes to answer the above questions.. It could help assure you are in the 90-100% group of people who are able to continue to lead a normal life after colorectal cancer.

If you would like to learn more about colorectal cancer, colon polyps or screening colonoscopy, click on the highlighted words to see more information.