Many of us are concerned about our health enough to take proactive steps to live better and healthier lives. As we get older, colon cancer looms large as a threat that we need to prevent or deal with if our attempts at prevention fail. It has been estimated that about 95,270 new cases of colon cancer and 39,220 new cases of rectal cancer will be discovered by the end of 2016, according to the American Cancer Society. After skin cancer, colorectal cancers are the most prevalent form of the disease in both men and women in the United States. A man has a lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancer of 4.7% or one in 21. For women that rate is about 4.4% or one in 23. There are other factors that impact a person’s chances of developing this kind of cancer.
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