Colon cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women combined in the United States. The American Cancer Society estimates that this year 95,520 people will be diagnosed with colon cancer, 39,910 will be diagnosed with rectal cancer, and 50,260 will die from this disease.
Colon cancer is also one of the most preventable forms of cancer. Having a colonoscopy on a regular basis is the best way to identify the warning signs of colon cancer. Ask your doctor today if you’re a good candidate for a colonoscopy!