Colon Cancer: Preventable, Treatable, Beatable
Colon cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in men and women. According to the American Cancer Society, it is preventable, treatable and beatable.
“The message today is twofold,” said Dr. Tedd Mitchell, the president of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.
“Number one, colorectal cancer is extremely common in the population. It doesn’t matter if you’re black, white or brown. Number two, if you find things early you can markedly alter your longevity. So, know that it’s there, know that it’s common, know that a preventive screen can make a difference.”