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Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Colon-Cancer-awareness-monthMarch is national Colorectal Cancer Awareness month, and this year in Arizona, more than 2600 new cases are expected to be diagnosed. Nearly one-thousand cases will be fatal, even though colon cancer is very treatable when caught early, says Doctor Paul Amundson.

The American Cancer Society suggests that both men and women start to follow a testing schedule when they reach age 50.  

Risk factors include family history, ethnic background, poor diet, smoking, drinking, lack of exercise and advanced age.

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