What You Need to Know About Colon Cancer

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  • March Is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
  • What Is Colon Cancer?
  • African-Americans and Colon Cancer
  • What Are the Risk Factors?
  • Your Diet and Colon Cancer
  • Understanding Polyps
  • Major Symptoms
  • Who Should Be Screened?
  • What Does Screening Look Like?
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African-Americans and Colon Cancer

African-Americans have the highest colorectal cancer rates and we are more likely to die from this disease than whites. Black men are 1.3 times more likely to develop colon and rectal cancer, according to the Office of Minority Health

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