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Colon Cancer Screening Saves Lives

Colon cancer is the third most common cancer -- and the third leading cause of cancer deaths -- in the United States.

One in 19 Americans will be diagnosed with colon cancer during their lifetimes.

More than 80 percent of all cases of colorectal (colon or rectal) cancer could have been prevented with early and regular screenings.

Only one in three people ages 50 and over have received the recommended colon cancer screenings.

Learn more about colon cancer symptoms, risk factors, prevention, screening, and treatment,