5 doctors weighed in:
Is colon cancer preventable?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
3 doctors agree
In brief: For the most part.
Early detection via colonosocpy, not ignoring symptoms such as bleeding, change in bowels, anemia, unintentional weight loss, and not assuming all rectal bleeding is from hemorrhoids are some ways to reduce your chances and maybe prevent colon cancer from developing.

In brief: For the most part.
Early detection via colonosocpy, not ignoring symptoms such as bleeding, change in bowels, anemia, unintentional weight loss, and not assuming all rectal bleeding is from hemorrhoids are some ways to reduce your chances and maybe prevent colon cancer from developing.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Colon cancer
Yes. For example finding colon polyps while they are still benign and removing them can prevent the polyp from turning to cancer.
A healthy life style and not smoking can prevent cancers.

In brief: Colon cancer
Yes. For example finding colon polyps while they are still benign and removing them can prevent the polyp from turning to cancer.
A healthy life style and not smoking can prevent cancers.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Nothing will prevent colon cancer but all of the above including colonoscopy, if at risk, can reduce your chances of getting colon cancer
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