Colorectal Cancer Prevention

Nearly all cancers of the colon and rectum start as small noncancerous growths called polyps. Most polyps will not become cancerous, but detecting and removing them through screening can prevent cancer from occurring. Additionally, early detection of cancer increases the likelihood of a cure. A colonoscopy is indicated with any of the following risk factors:

  • Age over 50
  • Presence of Colorectal Cancer
  • Personal history of ovarian or breast cancer
  • Ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s Disease
  • Blood in the stool

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