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Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal Cancer

The lifetime risk of developing colon cancer is about 60% and is slightly higher in men than in women. Half of those affected persons will die of the disease. It is rare before the age of 50 years and the incidence increases thereafter. Death caused by colon cancer has decreased over the last 20 years. [...]

August 8, 2011 More
Screening for colon cancer

Screening for colon cancer

Screening for colon cancer can be done in many ways. The choice of which screening is best for the patient should be based on his/her preferences and the available resources for testing and follow-up. The physician or health care provider should explain the benefits and potential risks associated with each option before deciding on the [...]

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