March 7th, 2013

To Prevent Colon Cancer, Get Your Butt to the Doctor

By Logan Lafferty

CDC director  Dr. Tom Frieden and chief medical and scientific officer of the American Cancer Society Dr. Otis Brawley  tweeted their thoughts, along with experts from the National Institutes of Health; the Colon Cancer Alliance; Mayo Clinic; New York University Langone Medical Center; and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute…“We think it takes 10 years for a polyp to form and turn into cancer.  If we find polyps, we look every three to five  years,” tweeted Dr. John Kisiel, a gerontologist at the Mayo Clinic.

 

ABC News by Liz Neporent

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