In February, we found a small blurb on the internet, announcing that the American Cancer Society was posting information noting a significant decline in both colon cancer deaths and new diagnoses. You can read the older post here. We were excited to share that information with you, but we didn’t know how excited we should be until the ACS news conference this past weekend.
That’s because the decline is huge - 30%. A 30% decrease in the rate of colon cancer, in large part due to regular screenings and increased awareness of the roles of diet and exercise in avoiding colon cancer. Colonoscopy screenings, especially when done be a board certified gastroenterologist, like the physicians at the GI Associates in Jackson, MS, are removing precancerous polyps - before they turn in to colon cancer.
Don’t be left out of the good news,!