HCA Midwest Health
March 08, 2016

Colorectal cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Routine colorectal cancer screenings are one of the most powerful tools for prevention. But too often, people don’t make this important screening a priority.

Over the past 20 years, deaths from colon cancer have been dropping. One reason for this is that polyps are being found by colonoscopy screening and removed before they can develop into cancers. Screening also allows cancers to be found earlier when the disease is most treatable. That’s why it’s so important to schedule a colonoscopy.

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