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Colon Cancer Awareness Month: What to know about getting tested

 

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CT Colonography offers a less invasive, safe and sedation-free alternative to the colonoscopy.

(StatePoint) March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and the perfect time to think about colon health.

Unfortunately, less than half of people aged 50 and older get tested for colon cancer. But early detection can save lives. Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in the US, yet it has a 90 percent cure rate when detected early, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS).

"We say the best screening is the one that actually gets done," says Dr. Judy Yee, professor and vice chair of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at Univ...



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