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Your Colon & Rectum

Why Early Detection Of
Colorectal Cancer Is So Important


Colorectal Cancer is a cancer that starts in the colon or the rectum. Colon cancer and rectal cancer are often grouped together because they have many features in common. It is one of the most easily detected, preventable and curable forms of cancer when caught early.

A colon cancer screening by a health professional can find polyps, a small clump of cells that form on the lining of the colon. A polyp can be removed before it turns into cancer; even if it has already begun turning into cancer, the best chance for a cure is finding it early.

Regular colon cancer screenings can reduce your risk of developing colorectal cancer by up to 90 percent.