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Avoid colon cancer, the third most common cancer in adults. Colon cancer prevention is crucial and can be achieved by getting the right nutrients and having the right exam done at the right time.


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Finding out you’ve polyps doesn’t have to be scary. Learn what questions to ask your doctor and how this may change how often you are tested.

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Colon Cancer Prevention

March: Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Who’s More Likely to Get Colorectal Cancer?Colon Cancer Prevention
Most people over age 50 should get a colonoscopy every 10 years. But, for others, this is not soon enough. How do you know if you fall into this “other” group?  Read more about the colonoscopy

Clean Your Colon: Health or Hype?
Ads promoting colon cleansing appear to be everywhere. But prominent experts stress that no scientific proof supports any of Colon Cancer Preventionthose claims. Read more about cleaning your colon

Ensure Success with Colonoscopy Prep
If you really want to know what’s going on inside your colon, don’t show-up for a colonoscopy without a clean colon. Read more about colonoscopy prep

Put on Your Running Shoes for SCOPEColon Cancer Prevention
MD Anderson celebrates its 5th Annual Sprint for Oncology Prevention and Education (SCOPE). Join us at this year’s race! Read more about SCOPE race