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.
We asked leading colorectal doctors to identify some symptoms that could indicate colon cancer, and to separate the myths from the medicine in prevention and screening.
Is colon cancer really becoming more prevalent in people under the age of 50? Can you skip screening if you don’t have any symptoms? Dr. Heather Yeo has the answers – and explains some common misconceptions.
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