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Colon cancer

  • Colon cancer—colorectal cancer or colon and rectal cancer—is one of the most preventable forms of cancer. Yet it remains a leading cause of cancer death for men and women in the United States.

    Our experts can find colon cancer early on, when it's the most curable. They also can guide you through any stage of colon cancer, using the latest treatments and research.

    One patient's colon cancer experience

    Karen SonnenbergColonoscopies are important whether or not you have a family history of cancer

    Karen Sonnenberg had no worries when she scheduled a colonoscopy last March. But this time, her doctor found a polyp. A few days later, she learned it was cancer. That was a shock. "I have no cancer history at all in my family," she said.

  • as his wife touches his shoulder reassuredly a senior-aged man speaks with his doctor about colon cancer