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Why should I get screened for colorectal cancer?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Edmison
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Because its common

Colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer in the United States.

In brief: Because its common

Colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer in the United States.
Dr. John Edmison
Dr. John Edmison
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Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Radiation Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Can save your life

According to the cdc, the number of people dying from colorectal cancer is declining by about 3% a year. About half of the lives saved are thought to be due to increased screening (primarily colonoscopy).
Simply put getting colorectal cancer screening could save your life.

In brief: Can save your life

According to the cdc, the number of people dying from colorectal cancer is declining by about 3% a year. About half of the lives saved are thought to be due to increased screening (primarily colonoscopy).
Simply put getting colorectal cancer screening could save your life.
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
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Dr. Robert Cloud
Surgery - Colorectal
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Colon cancer screeni

Because the precursor of colon cancer is an asymptomatic adenomatous polyp with a long precancerous phase.
Removing these polyps prevents colon cancer. Once cancer develops and symptoms develop it is much more difficult to treat and in some cases too late

In brief: Colon cancer screeni

Because the precursor of colon cancer is an asymptomatic adenomatous polyp with a long precancerous phase.
Removing these polyps prevents colon cancer. Once cancer develops and symptoms develop it is much more difficult to treat and in some cases too late
Dr. Robert Cloud
Dr. Robert Cloud
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Dr. Richard Zimon
Colon Cancer is now 100% PREVENTABLE with properly timed colon screening and follow-up!
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology

In brief: Early detection

Most colon cancers develop from polyps that have atypical cells that progress to cancer.
If these polyps are detected early they can be removed during colonoscopy exam, thus preventing cancer.

In brief: Early detection

Most colon cancers develop from polyps that have atypical cells that progress to cancer.
If these polyps are detected early they can be removed during colonoscopy exam, thus preventing cancer.
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
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