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Doctors recommend a colonoscopy every 10 years beginning at age 50. It should be done earlier and more frequently if you had a parent, sibling or child with colorectal cancer. (Image: Thinkstock)

Colorectal Cancer Awareness

Are You a Higher Risk for Colorectal Cancer? Most people know doctors recommend a colonoscopy at age 50 to screen for colorectal cancers. What they might not realize is that earlier screening may be necessary if they have a family history of colorectal cancer or other disease
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Colon Cancer

Screening Is Key to Preventing Colon Cancer Every year about 50,000 Americans die of colon cancer. The disease is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, second to lung cancer. According to Dr. Joel Haight, medical director of Penn State Hershey Endoscopy
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Eat4Life

Colorectal Cancer Down 30% in Decade Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. Every year, about 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and more than
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