Why is it important to screen for colon cancer?

CT colonography is also known as virtual colonoscopy

  • 3rd most common cancer
  • 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths in the US
  • 10% of all new cancer cases
  • Lifetime risk for development: 6% (1/20 will develop colon cancer)
  • Lifetime risk for death: 3% (1/30 will die of colon cancer)

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