Doctor discusses importance of colon cancer screenings

5:11 PM, Apr 2, 2013   |    comments
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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. -  Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in the U.S. Each year, about 150,000 Americans, 2,500 Minnesotans get colon cancer and approximately 50,000 Americans including 850 Minnesotans die from it.

Colon cancer is one cancer you can help prevent. If you're 50 or older, get screened. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment are the best weapons in the fight against colon cancer. If you have a family history of colon cancer or other risk factors, talk to your doctor about when to start getting screened.

Dr. Amy Thorsen, surgeon, gastroenterologist at Colon & Rectal Surgery Associates joined us on KARE News @4 to discuss the importance of getting screened.

You can reach her at Colon & Rectal Surgery Associates at 651-312-1596.

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