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Colon Cancer: Introduction to Prevention and Screening

Dr. Heather Yeo Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian

When it comes to colon cancer prevention, screening is extremely important. In fact, according to colorectal surgeon Dr. Heather Yeo, most colon cancers can actually be prevented if people are regularly screened. The incidence of colon cancer  in the United States has been going down over the past two decades, and much of that is thought to be due to screening.

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Dr. Heather Yeo is a medical advisor to SurvivorNet. She is board-certified in general surgery, colon and rectal surgery, and complex general surgical oncology. She is an assistant professor of Surgery and Healthcare Policy and Research at Weill Cornell Medical College and assistant attending surgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Read More