Because colorectal cancer is the most common kind of cancer seen in both men and women in the United States, every chance to prevent it from developing is extremely significant. According to the estimates provided by the American Cancer Society, around 153,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2018, and approximately 52,550 people will pass away as a result of the illness.
However, colorectal cancer is one of the few types of cancer that can be completely avoided by getting regular colonoscopies and keeping a close eye on the growth of any polyps that show up. Pratima Dibba, M.D., is a gastroenterologist at the Medical Offices of Manhattan and wrote this fascinating piece on colon polyps. Read the article.