Colon cancer is the third deadliest form of cancer, although when caught early, colon cancer patients have a 90 percent chance of survival. Regular screenings can aid in both the detection and prevention of colon cancer by identifying and removing polyps. A multi-decade study published in the New England Journal of Medicine recently confirmed that the removal of polyps during a colonoscopy reduces the risk of death from colorectal cancer by more than 50 percent. It’s time to talk to your patients about getting screened.
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