Colon cancer is the third most common cause of cancer death in the United States. Men and women are both at risk of developing colon cancer. Most cases of colon cancer begin as a small benign growth in the colon called a colon polyp. With routine colon cancer screening, colon polyps and colon cancer can be found and treated.
Most cases of colon cancer are preventable with routine screening and colon polyp removal.
Colon cancer risk factors include:
- Age greater than 50
- Family history of colon cancer
- Family history of colon polyps
Please call us at (865) 483-4366 to schedule a screening colonoscopy.
For more information, please visit www.screen4coloncancer.org.