Kitsap General Surgery | Colorectal Cancer Surgery in Kitsap County
- Posted on: Aug 29 2018
Getting a Colonoscopy is Important for Colorectal Health
There are up to 200 different types of cancers, and according to the American Cancer Society (ACS), colon cancer is the third highest cause of cancer-related deaths. The ACS expects to see an estimated 97,220 new cases of this type of cancer in 2018. Men are slightly more at risk of developing cancer in the colon than women, but not by much.
Thanks to improve screening, diagnosis, and treatment methods, the death rate due to cancer in the colon has been dropping for many years. In fact, the survival rate is 92 percent when this cancer is detected early.
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