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Ways to Prevent Colorectal Cancer

Why Awareness is the Key

Why Awareness is the Key

Cancer never sounds good. Pair the word "cancer" with it, and any body part seems tainted and taboo. So it's no surprise that people don't like talking about colorectal cancer, even if it is the third most common cancer and the third leading cause of cancer deaths in both men and women in the U.S. It's not pleasant or pretty, but a little extra awareness might make colorectal cancer a lot less dangerous. Read on to know the signs, symptoms, and how to reduce your risk.

By Daniel Halperin, published March 22, 2011. Daniel is a freelance writer based in New York City.