Increase Your Awareness: Colon Cancer

The colon and rectum compose the last two sections of the digestive tract.  When the cells that compose the lining of these structures begin to grow and proliferate out of control, this condition is known as colorectal cancer , or simply colon cancer. 

In this video, a representative from the American Cancer Society demystifies the science of colon cancer and discusses the importance of regular screenings. Because it is the third most common cause of cancer deaths in the United States, it is vital that families discuss their risk and speak with their doctors about what they can do to prevent the disease.

If you are unaware of your risk factors or would like to know more about the screening guidelines for colon cancer, contact West Hills Hospital & Medical Center by calling (818) 676-4000 today. 

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