Tips for preventing colorectal cancer

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Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer for both men and women, and it is the second leading cause of cancer-related death. Although it is common and deadly, it’s estimated that more than half of all cases of colorectal are preventable.

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Three common questions about diverticulitis

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Almost half of all Americans over the age of 60 develop colon diverticulosis and approximately 15% of those end up with diverticulitis, which is an uncomfortable and often painful condition. While the disease is fairly common, not many people know much about it.

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Three simple questions to ask before your colonoscopy

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Starting at age 50, most people become familiar with the colonoscopy. Used to screen for colorectal cancer and pre-cancerous polyps, the colonoscopy has proven to be very effective at finding issues early and removing polyps before they have the chance to turn into cancer. If it's time for you to schedule this screening test, be sure to review the following questions with your provider. 

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