Cancer — Colon Cancer
October Health Focus: Week 4
Colorectal cancer is a malignant tumor of the colon or rectum. It’s the third most common cause of death due to cancer for men and women combined. The good news is that with regular screening most colon cancers can be prevented.
It is important to do a screening test for colorectal cancer.
Colorectal cancer often begins with polyps and these are small benign growths in the inner wall of the colon or rectum. Your health habits can help you reduce your risk for colorectal cancer.
No single activity or risk reduction strategy will safeguard you 100% against cancers of the gastrointestinal tract but recent research has found evidence that taking aspirin may help reduce the incidence of gastrointestinal cancers.
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