Five things you need to know about colon cancer


March is colon cancer awareness month. Colon cancer is the fourth most common cancer worldwide. According to the American Cancer Society, in 2023, over 1510,020 people will be diagnosed with Colon cancer in the United States. Women's lifetime risk of colon cancer is 1 in 25 (4%). Cancer screening starting at age 45 years of age is now recommended because more and more younger people are getting diagnosed. There is a subset of colon cancers caused by genetics. However, lifestyle factors play a significant role in increasing the risk for colon cancer. Your diet could put you at an increased risk [...]