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Colon health is anything but a joke! unnamed

Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer death. But it doesn’t have to be this way; through screening, it is one of the most preventable diseases. Learn more colon cancer facts and stats.

Risk Factors

Colon cancer is most often found in people 50 years or older but is currently on the rise in younger groups. Family history also has a significant impact on one’s risk. In fact, people with a first-degree relative who has colon cancer are 2-3 times more likely to develop the disease. Learn more about colon cancer risk factors.


Why Are More Young Americans Getting Colon Cancer?

 

This computer-enhanced barium contrast X-ray shows colon cancer in red. Researchers have been trying to figure out what looks to be a decade-long rise in colon cancer among people younger than 50.

 

Read this NPR story here.