Colorectal cancer is over 90% preventable through screening, healthy eating, and exercise.
Because most cases of colorectal cancer begin with the development of benign or non-cancerous polyps that can become cancerous, regular screening is critical to find and remove polyps in the early stages.
The Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada (CCAC) recommends that all Canadians be screened starting at age 50, while those with a family history of the disease should be screened earlier.
Current methods of colorectal cancer screening include:
Colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy
This article on colorectal cancer has been compiled from materials provided by the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada, www.ccac-accc.ca.
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