By Dr. T. Flint Gray, oncologist at Seby B. Jones Cancer Center
Thanks to improvements in prevention, early detection and treatment, more than a million people in the US count themselves as survivors of colon or rectum cancer (also called colorectal cancer).
To reduce your risk for colorectal cancer:
- Eat a healthy diet - low fat, low sugar and high fiber.
- Get a colonoscopy screening at age 50 or earlier if you have a family history.
- Look for any changes in your bowl movements - i.e., blood in the stool.
To learn more about Seby B. Jones Cancer Center, visit www.apprhs.org/cancercenter