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Let's fact it, most of us don't spend a lot of time thinking about — much less talking about — our colons. And the words "colon-cancer screening"? Uh, let's change the subject, right? Actually no, because those three words can save your life, or the life of someone you love.
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 Colon cancer is preventable.
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 Colon-cancer screening saves lives — if all colon-cancer cases were detected at their earliest stages, five-year overall survival rates would jump from 65 percent to 90 percent.
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 Colon-cancer screening is cost-effective and safe.
Legislation in Washington state ensures that colon-cancer screening is covered by insurance.
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