Facts About Colon Cancer

Colon cancer may not run in your family, but that doesn’t mean you’re safe. According to the American Cancer Society, most cases of colorectal cancer occur in people without a family history of the disease. But the good news is you can help dodge this deadly disease by taking the right steps — right now. You may not know it, but your colon and rectum constantly cast off old cells and add new ones. Your body usually does a super job of replacing old or dying cells with just the right number and kind of new cells. But sometimes the orderly growth of cells gets out of control.

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