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Cancer Screenings: Which Ones You Need and How Often You Need Them

Cancer remains the second most common cause of mortality in the U.S., accounting for nearly one in every four deaths. According to the American Cancer Society, in 2014, an estimated 1,665,540 new cancer cases will be diagnosed, and 585,720 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S.

You can lower your risks

Bowel Cancer Risk Reduced through 5 Healthy Behaviors

Colon cancer is the second deadliest form of cancer for Americans: 150,000 people are diagnosed with the disease each year, and 50,000 die from it, according to the American Cancer Society. That said, it also is one of the more treatable cancers, with a five-year survival rate of 90 percent

A Colonoscopy Is One of the Most Effective Screening Tools for Cancer

A colonoscopy is one of the best ways to identify early-stage colon cancer, which is the third most diagnosed cancer and the third-leading cause of cancer death among adults.

However, many women still avoid the procedure, mostly out of fear, says Felice H. Schnoll-Sussman, MD, associate professor of clinical medicine at

A New Look at Colonoscopies

A colonoscopy is the best way to identify early-stage colon cancer, which is the third leading cause of cancer death among adults. However, many people still avoid the procedure for a simple reason: fear of the unknown.
“The fear of test preparation, the test itself, and even what the results

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