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March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know Colon Cancer is one of the most common types of cancer? If detected early, it's also one of the most preventable.

Are You At Risk?

There are some risk factors however that can increase your risk of colon cancer, including:

  • A personal or family history of precancerous colon polyps or colon cancer
  • Age 50 or older, Age 45 or older if African-American
  • Being overweight
  • Smoking
  • Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's Colitis (IBD)
  • Be sure to see your doctor if you have gastrointestinal bleeding, change in bowel habits, unexplained abdominal pain or unintentional weight loss. These may all be signs of colorectal cancer.
Colon Cancer Education
A Patient Shares His Colonoscopy Experience
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Lesson from a Stranger: Writer Peter Strozniak shares his experience of having his first colonoscopy — and the tragic event that prompted him to get screened.

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Colon Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer related deaths in the US.

Becoming A Patient
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Patients come to Cleveland Clinic from all over the world for colon cancer care. Here’s how to make it happen for you.

About Us

At Cleveland Clinic, we are committed to a collaborative team approach to cancer care. This offers patients the greatest chance of cure and the best possible quality of care. Learn more about our team.

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Cleveland Clinic colon cancer specialists are among the best in the world. They offer the most advanced, safest and proven treatments performed in the most effective and convenient way.