Gastrointestinal Cancer

Gastrointestinal Cancer

Comprehensive Colon Cancer Treatment

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States. It is cancer that occurs in the colon or rectum. The colon is the large intestine or large bowel. The rectum is the passageway that connects the colon to the anus. Any adult can have colon cancer, but most colon cancers are found in people 50 and older.


Who is at Risk? 

Any adult can have colon cancer, but most colon cancers are found in people 50 and older. People with a personal or family history of colon cancer or those with polyps in the colon or rectum or with inflammatory bowel disease are at risk to have colon cancer. Also, eating a diet mostly of high-fat foods (especially from animal sources), being overweight, smoking, and being inactive can make a person more likely to have colon cancer.


If everybody age 50 or older had regular screening tests, at least 60 percent of deaths from this cancer could be avoided (Center for Disease Control and Prevention). So if you are 50 or older, start screening now.

 

This web site is an educational web site for informational purposes only. It does not take the place of regular medical checkups.

 



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