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Hello, I'm Norman Swan. Welcome to this program on beating bowel cancer - prevention, detection, treatment. We're coming to you on Rural Health Channel 600. Nearly 300 people a week...
The average American should get a colonoscopy at age 50. There are certain populations that need them sooner such as people with a family history of colon cancer at a young age and in other patients...
The CDC has quite a few activities in the area of colorectal cancer, we have what we call the Colorectal Cancer Control Program, which is in 25 states in four tribes or tribal organizations and that...

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Polyps certainly raise the risk or increase the risk of developing colon cancer. There are several types of polyps though. There are what we call tubular polyps which are basically like grape like...

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SANDRA I DIDN'T HEAR MUCH ABOUT THE COLONOSCOPY IN DETAIL, THE ONLY THING I HEARD WAS THAT THEY'RE GONNA GO IN YOUR COLON, THEY'RE GONNA LOOK FOR THIS, THEY'RE GONNA...