Harvard Men's Health Watch

A new look at colon cancer screening

Donít be intimidated about screening tests. The latest guidelines suggest you can choose from multiple strategies. Colon cancer continues to be the countryís second leading cause of cancer-related deaths and the third most common cancer in men, according to the CDC. It almost always develops from precancerous polyps (abnormal growths). Screening tests, which are recommended for men ages 50 to 75, help find and sometimes aid removal of polyps before they become…

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