Stop Colon Cancer Now!

Mar 06, 2014 EST

March 7th is National Colon Cancer Screening Day - hear what everyone needs to know about colon cancer screenings!

Many people may consider colon cancer screenings an embarrassing topic of conversation, but this is one talk that could save your life. Colon cancer is the third deadliest form of cancer, yet when caught early colon cancer patients have a 90% chance of survival. That's why it is so important for both men and women to talk with their doctor about screenings before symptoms ever develop. 

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To help raise public awareness about risk factors and the importance of screenings, physician Dr. Arnold Levy discusses:

· Who is considered the most at risk for a colon cancer diagnosis and the importance of knowing your family history
· The facts about colonoscopy screenings and how one can save your life
· When you should start getting regular screenings and where to start

Each year about 150,000 people will be diagnosed with colon cancer, and 50,000 people will die from the disease. Talking with your doctor about colon cancer is essential to prevention and early detection, as well as to making informed treatment decisions. 

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