Colon Cancer Screening Methods—What’s Best for You?

Colorectal cancer (commonly known as colon cancer) is an insidious disease ranking third most common cancer among people in the United States. The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be 140,250 cases of colorectal cancer in 2018 in the U.S.   These numbers may seem scary, but the situation is far from hopeless. Routine screening can identify colon cancer before it becomes difficult to treat, and sometimes it can even identify abnormal cell growth before cancer is developed. This means that regular screening can potentially prevent cancer from developing or identify it before it becomes difficult to treat. Despite the tremendous benefits of routine colon cancer screening, only about 62 percent of adults over the age of 50 are screened every year in the U.S. Some people fear the…
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