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Colorectal Cancer Prevention: Your Action Plan

Are you at risk for colorectal cancer? 

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and the third leading cause of death from cancer in both men and women. Colorectal cancer affects all racial and ethnic groups and is most often found in people ages 50 and older.

“The best way to prevent colorectal cancer is that individuals of average risk screened regularly starting at age 50,” said Christine VanCott, MD, FACS, General/HPB Surgeon at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport. “It’s important to get screened to detect both early cancer and precancerous polyps.”

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