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The OncoZine Brief (Series)

Produced by Peter Hofland

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National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment (Part 1)

From Peter Hofland | Part of the The OncoZine Brief series | 01:34:14

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In this edition of The Onco’Zine Brief Peter Hofland talk with Dr. Paul Berggreen and Dr. Daniel Jondle, both from Arizona Digestive Health, in Phoenix, Arizona, about Colorectal Cancer.

Today’s program is the first of a 3-part series about the disease, which is the third most common cancer diagnosed in the United States. It is the second leading cause of death from cancers that affect both men and women. Colorectal Cancer also affects people in all racial and ethnic groups and is most common in people age 50 and older.

But in many cases the disease is preventable.

And during the National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month a lot will be said about screening. If everyone age 50 and older got regular screenings, 6 out of 10 deaths from colorectal cancer could be prevented. Hence, communities, health professionals, and families are encouraged to work together to increase the number of people to be screened.