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Colorectal Cancer Rates Are Changing

Overall, colorectal cancer rates are dropping. But in those younger than 55, they’re rising. Colon and rectal cancers, often grouped under the term colorectal cancers, don’t get as much attention as breast cancer or skin cancer. But they have persistently remained a common risk for both men and women. According to the American Cancer Society,…

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Is Colorectal Cancer Preventable?

By Laurence R. Sands, M.D. Colorectal surgeon Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center ________________ Colorectal cancer is the 3rd leading cause of cancer deaths among men in the United States. It typically affects those in the sixth, seventh and eighth decades of life. The good news is that the disease is preventable with appropriate screening tests. Current…

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