Colon cancer is the 3rd most common cancer in the U.S. and 100,000 individuals will contract this cancer each year. Will you be one of them?
It's not the easiest cancer to talk about... after all, who really likes to talk about poop? But you need to be talking about it - and thinking about it - if you want to potentially save your life.
In fact, if colon cancer is detected at an early stage it is highly curable. And if more people got screened at the age of 50, the deaths caused by colon cancer could be cut in half.
In this interview, Dr. Andrew Meltzer discusses the importance of regular colon cancer screenings, as well as contributing factors to the disease, possible symptoms and tips for preventing this deadly disease.