Colon Cancer: Preventable, Treatable, Beatable: Early Detection Can Saves Lives

News — By on April 14, 2009 at 12:46 pm

The most preventable form of cancer is also the second most common cancer diagnosed and the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths. That data may seem contradictory, but the reality is that only about 40 percent of people are diagnosed with colorectal cancer early enough to survive. “It is the one cancer we can do something about,” Dr. Eric Ibegbu, medical director of Kinston Medical Specialists Endoscopy Center, said. “Somebody doesn’t have to end up having colon cancer.” Ibegbu presented a seminar — “Colorectal cancer: Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask” — at Lenoir Memorial Hospital earlier this week as part of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. He focused on the importance of early detectio…

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