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Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Medicine: Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Via Kevin, M.D., a Medical Weblog:

As a reminder to all, this link from the American Cancer Society reviews the guidelines on screening and surveillance for the early detection of polyps and colorectal cancer.

There are three risk catagories: average, increased, and high.

Check out the table at the bottom of the link to see what risk category you fall in.50,000 people die from colon cancer each year - one every 9.3 minutes. Prevention is vital to reducing this grim statistic.

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