Informative Essay On Colon Cancer

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(WENY) - Every year nearly 50,000 people die of colon cancer in the United States and is the third leading cause of cancer related deaths.

As part of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness month, physicians are trying to push the fact that colon cancer is preventable, beatable and treatable. It's recommended all people get colonscopy at age 50. If you're an african american, you should get screened at age 45. Colon cancer is caused by polyps or abnormal tissue that develop on the colon. By getting a colonscopy doctors can detect the polyp or tissue and remove it before it becomes a cancer. Physican Assistant Daniel Facchia says people 50 years old should get screened every ten years. "Colon cancer doesn't really have signs or symptoms
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