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Digest These Tips to Reduce Your Colorectal Cancer Risk

Thursday, January 30, 2020 1:40 PM

The survival rate for colon and rectal cancer has been increasing over the past several decades, but it is still a serious disease. Every year, colorectal cancer is the #2 cause of cancer deaths for men and women combined. 

Screening Saves Lives 

Did you know it takes 10 to 15 years for abnormal cells that grow into polyps to turn cancerous? That is why screening is so effective. The polyps can be removed before they have a chance to cause problems. Plus, when colorectal cancer is detected early, there is a much better chance of treating it.

Check out our infographic for ways to lower your risk and for more information. 

For more information on colorectal cancer screening and treatment or to schedule an appointment with one of our specialists, please call 847.570.2112.