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Colon Cancer + Colonoscopy With Dr. Brian Clark + Melissa Soto

March 2, 2023

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths, resulting in over 850,000 deaths worldwide each year, with more than 53,000 deaths related to the disease expected to occur in the US in 2023. The irony is that colon cancer is preventable, detectable + treatable.

Dr. Brian Clark, chief of Gastroenterology and medical director of Endoscopy, and Melissa Soto, patient navigator, discuss the risks, prevention and treatment of colon cancer as well as “mythbusting” about colonoscopy.

 

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Five Things To Know about Colon Cancer - By Brian Clark, MD
March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colon cancer is still the second leading cause of cancer deaths, resulting in over 850,000 deaths worldwide each year, and with almost 53,000 deaths related to the disease expected to occur in the United States in 2023.
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45 Is the New 50: What You Need To Know about Colon Cancer
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