Colon Cancer: Preventable, Treatable, Beatable
March 15, 2015
Colon cancer is the second-leading cancer killer in the U.S. and the sad fact is that it doesn’t have to be. Catch colon cancer early and it’s one of the most treatable and beatable cancers. In this post to HealthConnection.TV, nurse practitioner and colon cancer expert Jan Seliga discusses the critical role that screening plays in preventing and beating colon cancer.
- What causes colon cancer and who is at greatest risk for developing it?
- Does colon cancer have obvious early symptoms or is it most often found at an advanced stage?
- How and when do you screen for colon cancer?
- Does a family history of colon cancer change when and how often you should get screened?
- Is diet a risk factor for developing colon cancer?
- Are there other risk factors for developing colon cancer other than diet and family history?
- By following the recommended screening guidelines, how preventable is colon cancer?
- What is the difference in treatability between pre-cancerous polyps and advanced colon cancer?
- What is the survival rate for advanced colon cancer compared to finding it through early screening?