Vail Daily health story: March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month

23rd March, 2015 by

By caramie schnell

March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month, but how much do you really want to be aware of your colon? Answer: Enough to keep it cancer free. Colon cancer is preventable, treatable and beatable, and men and women over age 50 are encouraged to get a colonoscopy every 10 years to find polyps — benign, or noncancerous, clumps of cells — before they become cancerous. Those with a family history of colon cancer should consider screening before age 50. Dr. John Schultz is a surgeon with Mountain Surgical Associates at Vail Valley Medical Center. He explains how colon cancer, unlike …

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