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Colon Cancer: More Than Just a "Man's Disease"

March 5, 2007

Ninety percent of all colon cancers detected early are curable, but less than 40 percent are ever caught early. Karla Wysocki, health promotion director for the American Cancer Society in Iowa, says National Colon Cancer Awareness Month is a good time for Iowans to improve those numbers and to dispel some common myths about the disease.

"Some people feel that colon cancer is viewed at a man's disease but it actually kills more women than ovarian, uterine and cervical cancers combined."

Wysocki points out that for women, a colon cancer screening is as important as a mammogram or Pap test. She suggests that if you are age 50 or older, even without a family history of colon cancer, you need to talk to your doctor about getting a cancer screening.

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of death by cancer in the U.S., and in 2007, over 1,900 Iowans will be diagnosed with it. More than 600 Iowans will die from the disease. By following guidelines for early detection of cancer those numbers could be cut in half.

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Dick Layman/Chris Thomas, Public News Service - IA