Health: Colon Cancer Rates Drop Sharply

March 19, 2014

Colonoscopies are reducing colon cancer cases in the United States, and it’s saving lives. Now a new study from the American Cancer Society shows screening is paying off. The number of colon cancer cases has dropped thirty percent in the last decade for those 50 years and older. Gregory Ginsberg, MD, director of Endoscopic Services, told CBS3, colon cancer is “largely a preventable disease. It’s preventable through detection of these precancerous lesions or polyps that can be removed at colonoscopy, that prevents them from going on to develop into invasive cancer. It’s a lifesaving procedure.”

CBS3 segment