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Who's at risk for colon cancer? - Amit H. Sachdev and Frank G. Gress

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Colon cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer and cancer death in the world. It is also one of the most preventable types of cancer, as it often takes about ten years for a small polyp to grow and develop into a cancerous one. So who’s at risk? And how can people be screened? Amit H. Sachdev and Frank G. Gress share some of the best ways to prevent colon cancer.

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  • Educator Amit H. Sachdev, Frank G. Gress
  • Director Henrik Malmgren
  • Script Editor Emma Bryce
  • Animator Henrik Malmgren
  • Producer The Animation Workshop
  • Associate Producer Elizabeth Cox, Jessica Ruby
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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Colon cancer screening is essential! Visit the American Society of GI Endoscopy to learn more about it. Find out more about the suggested guidelines for this process from the American Gastroenterological Association, a great resource on the topic.

Have some questions you would like answered? This link may have just the information you are looking for.

The American College of Gastroenterology also has podcasts, brochures, and digestive health insights that can help provide information on how to have a healthier digestive system.

Find out even more about colon cancer risk, screening, and treatment here and here

Thanks to:
Sidney Winawer, Christopher Thompson, Jonathan Poneros, Amrita Sethi, Tamas Gonda, Gina Steiner, Richard Rosenberg, Alfred Neugut, Peter Liang, Ann Zauber, Benjamin Lebwohl, and Yogendra Sachdev. 

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  • Educator Amit H. Sachdev, Frank G. Gress
  • Director Henrik Malmgren
  • Script Editor Emma Bryce
  • Animator Henrik Malmgren
  • Producer The Animation Workshop
  • Associate Producer Elizabeth Cox, Jessica Ruby
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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