A Cancer Too Common

African Americans & Colon Cancer

If you’re 45 or older, it’s time. Most colon cancers begin as noncancerous growths of tissue (polyps) in the lining of the colon. Over time, these polyps can grow and become cancerous. Finding them early eliminates the chance that they will become cancerous. For some, screening should begin earlier. This site gives you the facts straight from our expert gastroenterologists and a personal experience story from one of our patients. If you are experiencing symptoms or have other risk factors, talk to your doctor about when screening should start for you.

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African-Americans & Colon Cancer: A Cancer Too Common

Have you heard that doctors now recommend that African-Americans begin screening for colon cancer age 45, which is 5 years earlier than read more...

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  • Marvin E. Lawrence II
    MD, FACG
    Colon Cancer
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    M.D.
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    MD, FACG
    Colonoscopy
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    MD, FACG

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