The Importance of Early Colon Cancer Screening

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What is the importance of early colon cancer screening? Are you dreading your next colon cancer screening? Should you have gone in sooner? While these procedures may not be the most comfortable experience, they do save lives. How important is early colon cancer screening? Dr. Kelly Shimabukuro has seen her share of cancer patients. The […]

Who Should Get a Colonoscopy?

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How does colonoscopy help prevent colon cancer? Colon cancer is the number two killer in the United States. It is a treatable disease and can be prevented in many circumstances. The screening process for colon cancer usually requires a colonoscopy. This is an invasive procedure which should only be done by an expert. Colonoscopy allows […]

Who Is at Risk for Colorectal Cancer and When Should Screening Begin?

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Colon cancer can affect anyone, although those with a family history have a higher risk for developing the disease. Screenings are recommended beginning at age 50. Dr. Djenaba A. Joseph explains what conditions necessitate screenings. Dr. Djenaba A. Joseph:  So when you think about people who are at risk for colorectal cancer, short answer is […]


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