Colon Cancer Screening and Prevention

As you know March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, so I wanted to share the following very important message from BeSeenGetScreened.com about colon cancer screening and prevention:

DID YOU KNOW THAT COLON CANCER, ALSO REFERRED TO AS COLORECTAL CANCER, IS THE SECOND-LEADING CANCER CAUSE OF MORTALITY AMONG MEN AND WOMEN IN THE US?*

The cancer occurs in the colon (or large intestine) or in the rectum, and it often develops slowly. Before the cancer develops, an abnormal growth, called a polyp, develops on the inner lining of the colon or rectum. While polyps begin as noncancerous growths, some can turn into cancer over time. Talk to your doctor about colon cancer and your screening options. Talk to your doctor about colon cancer screening and your screening options.

Colon Cancer Screening Methods

* Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Vital Signs.