Colorectal cancer, also called colon cancer, is the second leading cancer killer in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that as many as 60 percent of colorectal cancer deaths could be prevented if everyone 50 years or older were screened routinely.
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