2013-02-27 14:02:21 by Julie D'Attoma - Genetic Counselor, as posted on the inside.akronchildrens.org blog.
While colon cancer may be the second leading cause of cancer deaths among men and women, caught in time, it can be a very preventable disease.
During National Colon Cancer Awareness Month, held each year in March, the Genetic Center at Akron Children’s Hospital encourages adults to learn more about their risk for this disease. Colon cancer prevention involves finding and removing precancerous polyps before they have the chance to develop into this disease.
Starting at age 50, the American Cancer Society recommends that all men and women participate in one of the following screening options:
(8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)
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