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Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
Prevention And Early Detection

Frequently Asked Questions

about colon and colorectal cancer

Why Early Detection Of
Colorectal (Colon) Cancer Is Important.

You can prevent colorectal (colon) cancer altogether 
because it is one of the easiest to detect and if caught early, it’s
curable. Read some of the Frequently Asked Questions
below for answers to questions you may have.

Do I Have Any Risk Factors For Colorectal Cancer?

Use the Colon Cancer Risk Calculator Tool
from The Siteman Cancer Center on this page.
It should help you determine if you do.

What Age Should I Start
Having Colorectal Cancer Checks?

It’s important to know that your family health history and race
can impact on when to start your colon cancer screening checks. 
Read more…

What Are The Signs
and Symptoms of Colorectal Cancer

Early symptoms of colorectal cancer can be elusive
and can often mimic other health problems. Check out what they are…

How Can I Help Reduce My
Chances Of Getting Colorectal Cancer?

It’s important to have regular colorectal cancer screening tests
beginning at age 50 or earlier if you have a family history of the disease. 
Almost all colorectal cancers begin as precancerous polyps or 
abnormal growths in the colon or rectum. Now read about the second
line of defense for reducing the risks.



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