Preventing Colon Cancer, the Third Most Common Cancer in America

Jun 02, 2021 at 09:11 am by WGNS

The topic of cancer has received less publicity since the start of the COVID Pandemic, largely due to the fact that COVID-19 hit areas like Rutherford County so quickly. At the start of the pandemic, people were scared, confused and worried about the coronavirus. But, now that the numbers have gone down and we know more about the spread of COVID, there is good reason to resume the conversation of cancer prevention and treatment.

Colorectal cancer, also known as colon cancer is largely preventable and treatable. Gastroenterologist Dr. Brian Smith at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic stated…


And the best way to check for colon cancer…

If you or a loved one is 45 or older, now is the time to schedule a colonoscopy so that you can be properly screened for colon cancer… the third most common cancer in America. But the good news, according to Dr. Smith, is that it is one of the most preventable cancers.

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