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What is colon cancer and what are the different kinds of treatments?

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In brief: Is a malignancy

Colon cancer is the third leading cause of death from cancer in the US, in men and women.
Screening starts at the age of 40 years with stool samples for blood, and yearly rectal examination. Baseline colonoscopy starts at the age of 50. Treatment depends at the time of diagnosis. Usually involves surgery, chemotherapy and radiation for rectal cancers.

In brief: Is a malignancy

Colon cancer is the third leading cause of death from cancer in the US, in men and women.
Screening starts at the age of 40 years with stool samples for blood, and yearly rectal examination. Baseline colonoscopy starts at the age of 50. Treatment depends at the time of diagnosis. Usually involves surgery, chemotherapy and radiation for rectal cancers.
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
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