Did you know that colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in NYC?
Your colon cancer risk increases with:
Luckily, you can lower your risk with a healthy lifestyle.
You can maintain a healthy weight by getting enough physical activity
and eating a healthy diet. Learn More
Learn about risky drinking and find help if you need it. Learn More
Learn more about what risky drinking is and the health impact it can have on you.
Find resources and support to help you quit for good. Learn More
Quitting reduces your risk of developing these illnesses. The sooner you quit smoking, the sooner your body begins to heal.
Understand when and how to get screened for colon cancer. Learn More
Routine screenings can help doctors find colon cancer early, when it is easier to treat.
A colonoscopy can remove polyps — small growths that may develop into cancer if left alone — before they turn into cancer. A colonoscopy is safe and usually painless.
For most people, a colonoscopy is usually needed only once every 10 years, if test results are negative.
Ask your provider about the benefits and risks of colon cancer screening.
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