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Category: Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

9 Tips on Preparing for Your Colonoscopy

Be gutsy! Protect your health. Get screened for colorectal cancer.

Getting ready for a colonoscopy takes time and can be pretty inconvenient. But it’s very important to empty out your colon so the doctor can see even the tiniest trouble spot! Read More >

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A Matter of Trust: Colorectal Cancer Screening among Native Americans

Two-thirds of people in the United States aged 50 to 75 are up-to-date with their colorectal cancer screening. Fewer than half of American Indian and Alaska Native people in the same age group are up-to-date. CDC is working with partners to change those numbers.

CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control partners with Indian Health Service and tribally run clinics to get more American Indian and Alaska Native men and women screened for colorectal cancer. Read More >

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Prevent Colorectal Cancer: We Can Do It!

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A childhood friend has late-stage colon cancer. The prognosis is grim. But this is one #cancer you can prevent. Read More >

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