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colorectal cancer screening: when, how, and who? "colorectal cancer screening: when, how, and who?", by . With its Screen to Save initiative, the National Cancer Institute's Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities aims to increase colorectal cancer screening rates among men and women age 50 and older from racially and ethnically...

Colorectal cancer is a cancer that develops in the colon or the rectum. The anus is the lower part of the large intestinal tract. Like all cancers, colorectal cancer can infect other components of your body. The risk of developing colorectal cancer increases as you get older. Use this calculator with your medical professional to figure out your risk of colorectal cancer. If you begin getting evaluated at age 45, you have a likelihood of preventing colorectal cancer or locating it when it can be dealt with more quickly. If your physician finds polyps inside your colon throughout the test, they can eliminate the polyps prior to they become cancer; If your physician finds cancer during the test, you can take steps to get treatment right away. The finest way to prevent colorectal cancer, or locate it early, is to get tested starting at age 45.

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