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What You Need to Know About Colorectal Cancer

Colon cancer is a malignancy that begins in the colon or large intestine. The large intestine is a long tube-like organ near the end of the digestive system. After food passes through the stomach and small intestine, the colon is responsible for removing fluid and some nutrients from the food you eat. The colon then pushes the remaining solid waste into the rectum where it can be expelled from the body.
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Can CRC be Prevented? – Get your Colonoscopy

Each year over 147,950 individuals are diagnosed with colorectal cancer in the United States alone. While this statistic may sound scary, early detection and diagnosis is key to staying fit and healthy. One of the best methods for early detection and prevention is to get a colonoscopy. For those with gastrointestinal issues, it is even more important to stay in touch with their gastroenterologist and primary physician to manage the risk of colorectal cancer,
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What are My Colon Cancer Screening Options?

Knowing your risk factors for Colorectal Cancer is an important first step in staying healthy. In our October blog, we provided an overview of the two key categories of risk factors for colorectal cancer.  It is equally important to get regular screenings to reduce your risk of developing colorectal cancer.  Understanding the different types of screenings is also key. Staying in touch with your doctor and gastroenterologist is vital for early detection so that any symptoms can be tracked with your full medical history.
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