Colon Cancer Growing More Common

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Colon cancer is becoming more and more common in both men and women. Approximately 150,000 people a year are diagnosed with colon cancer, and 50,000 people a year die from colon cancer. While sometimes there are no significant signs, there are often indicators: rectal bleeding, change in bowel habits, constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain, gas, bloating, narrow caliber stool...

However, when diagnosed early, there is a 90% 5-year cure rate, so it is important to be screened according to your doctor's suggestions. According to Dr. Tyler Baber, Gastroenterologist at CHI St. Vincent, "it's entirely preventable if it's caught early enough."

Learn more about Dr. Tyler Baber and CHI St. Vincent Gastroenterology.