March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and a time to consider screening for one of the most common yet most preventable cancers. Almost all cancers of the colon and rectum start as a polyp, a small benign or non-cancerous growth on the lining of the large intestine. These polyps can grow and develop into cancer, but the process typically takes 8 to 10 years. So if the polyps are discovered and removed, colorectal cancer can be prevented.
Saint Vincent Health Insights for March focuses on Colorectal Cancer Awareness and what you can do to prevent your chances of developing colorectal cancer.
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