Colon cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancer in the United States. During recent years, the number of people diagnosed with colon cancer has stayed the same. Fortunately, the number of people who die from colon cancer has decreased, and early detection is largely responsible.
Let’s take a look at some statistics:
Colon cancer is more likely to occur as people get older; although, it can occur at any age (most people who develop colon cancer are over the age of 50). Screening for colon cancer is a way of checking for health problems before they cause symptoms. If colon cancer screening reveals a problem, diagnosis and treatment can occur promptly. And as the statistics show, it’s generally more treatable when found early, before it has a chance to spread. Some providers are able to offer very inexpensive colon cancer screenings that can catch the cancer during an early stage and save lives.