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Mar 18, 2017

Colon cancer screening, unlike most screenings, is designed to both detect and correct issues which involves removing polyps before they become cancer.This has led to fewer people over age 50 being diagnosed with colon and rectal cancer and those that are diagnosed, experience improved survival rates due to the cancer being detected early. Henry Ford Hospital division head of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Dr. Craig Reickert, talks about colon cancer symptoms, risks, the importance of screening, why not to be fearful of colonoscopy and the younger age of some of the newly diagnosed.

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