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Colon Cancer Awareness Month: Why Screening Can Save Your Life

In the United States, colorectal cancer is the third-leading cause of cancer-related death for men and women.

Every day, about 300 people in the United States are diagnosed with colon cancer, and an estimated 50,000 people die from colorectal cancer every year.

With March being Colon Cancer Awareness month, Intermountain Healthcare physicians want the public to know that colorectal cancer is preventable, treatable, and beatable with early detection.

According to studies, 2020 and 2021 saw dramatic drops in routine cancer screenings due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, colon cancer scree...

 

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