Introduction. Presentation Overview. What is colon cancer? Reduce your risk How to find a screening facility Patient resources Get involved. What is Colon Cancer?. The Facts. 2 nd leading cancer killer in the U.S. Every 9.3 minutes, a person in the U.S. dies of colon cancer
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Cancer that occurs in the colon or rectum. It is also called colorectal cancer.
Colon cancer comes from polyps.
One in every three adults has polyps.
My Risk For
Groups at an increased risk:
The best way to reduce your risk is by getting screened.
There are many screening options. You should talk to your doctor about finding the screening test that is right for you.
To learn more about screening options and tests, visit www.ccalliance.org.
A colonoscopy is the most effective screening method. It can reduce the average person's risk of dying from colon cancer by 90%.
The Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA) is a community that provides hope and support to colon cancer patients and their families while saving lives through screening, access, awareness, advocacy and research.
Fight Against Colon Cancer?
To learn more or to find out how you can get involved in the fight against colon cancer, visit: