Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer related deaths in the U.S., and Grand Peaks Medical & Dental is speaking out about the importance of getting screened. Regular screening, starting at 50, is one of the best ways to prevent colon cancer, according to the CDC. However, you may want to be tested earlier if you have a family history of colon cancer.
“Colorectal cancer is unfortunately the second most common cause of cancer in men and women. Fortunately, it is also one of the most preventable if caught early. Screening can help to catch it early before it progresses into more serious and life threatening disease,” said Dr. Jacob Curtis, the Medical Director for Grand Peaks Medical & Dental.
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