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Wellness Wednesday: Risks, symptoms and preventative measures for colorectal cancer

Did you know that “colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the U.S.,” according to the National Foundation for Cancer Research?

Colorectal cancer is a form of cancer that develops in the colon or rectum. It is also commonly known as colon or rectal cancer. Both can result in severe outcomes, which is why we find it necessary to bring awareness to the topic. The colon and rectum contribute to the large intestine, a vital component of the gastrointestinal system responsible for digestion.

Polyps are irregular growths that can form inside the body and potentially turn cancerous. Most colorectal cancers are adenocarcinomas, but other types, such as lymphomas and sarcomas, can occur. Colorectal cancer is most frequently diagnosed in adults over the age of 50. However, thanks to new medical revelations, efficient treatment options such as surgery, medications, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and immunotherapy are available.

Head on over to Gig Harbor Now to read the full article.


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