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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month


Last updated 2/28/2008 at Noon

Colorectal cancer is the third most common type of non-skin cancer in men and women. The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 150,000 new cases of colorectal cancers will be diagnosed in 2008.

“The good news is that deaths from colorectal cancer are declining due to increased awareness, and screenings help to catch the disease in its earliest and most curable stages,” said Stephen Shibata, MD, director of the gastrointestinal oncology program at City of Hope. “In addition to regular screening, it’s important to know your risk factors so you can make healthy lifestyle ch...

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