Colon Cancer: What You Need To Know
September 21, 2015•10 min
Colorectal (colon) cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the United States. However, advances in detection and treatment have dramatically improved outcomes, particularly in the earlier stages of the disease.We’ve all heard the mantra: Cancer screening saves lives. And it does, especially with colorectal cancer.Regular colonoscopies have been proven to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer death by up to 70 percent.Genetics, family history, age or environmental/lifestyle factors can each increase your risk of colorectal cancer.Kurt A Melstrom, M.D is here to discuss colon cancer and how, with a few changes in your diet, a little exercise and regular screenings, you can decrease your chances of getting colon cancer.