Did you know?
Colon cancer affects more African Americans than any other ethnic group. African Americans also have a higher death rate because they are more likely to be diagnosed in later stages, when it is harder to treat. Only routine screening and early detection can significantly improve your chance of survival. Click here to schedule a colon cancer consultation.
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month!
Plenty of us delay being screened for colon cancer because we think we feel fine. But it often develops without any warning signs – and only 1 in 5 colon cancer patients have a family history of the disease. Thankfully, it is 90% preventable when caught early through screening.
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- National Cancer Institute, SEER Cancer Statistics Review 1975-2010, 2012
- American Cancer Society. Colorectal Cancer Facts & Figures 2011-2013
- World Journal of Gastroenterology, Disparities in colorectal cancer in African Americans vs Whites, 2009
- National Cancer Institute, Cancer Advances in Focus: Colorectal Cancer, 2010
- American College of Gastroenterology, Colorectal Cancer Screening, 2008