Colon cancer continues to be the number two cause of death in men and women.
However, a recent study reveals using current interventions; the number of colon cancer deaths could be cut by a third in a little over the next 10 years.
The first step is prevention, followed by regular exercise, fruits and vegetables and a low fat diet all can be used to help prevent colon cancer.
The second step is early detection thorough colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy, and finally improving treatments.
“Patients with this disease use to live for a matter of months when diagnosed in advanced stages, and now we can help people live for a couple of years, says oncologist, Dr. Deborah Schrag.
Researchers now believe statistics show the fight against colon cancer is in the right direction.