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Take care of your colon

Did you know colorectal cancer is one of the top three causes of cancer deaths in men and women?

Although warning signs of colorectal cancer can include fatigue, lightheadedness, rectal bleeding, abdominal pain, and weight loss, a diagnosis before symptoms have developed results in better outcomes. Routine screening starting at age 50 (or earlier for people who at higher risk based on their medical or family history) is recommended.

To set up a screening appointment at Baylor Clinic, call 713-798-0950.

Colorectal cancer outcomes, both localized and metastatic (once the cancer has spread), have significantly improved over the last several years because of more effective chemotherapy, novel surgical approaches and well-coordinated, multidisciplinary care.

Great physicians come from great medical schools. Baylor College of Medicine gastrointestinal oncologists in the Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center are leading experts in providing high-quality patient care. If you have been diagnosed with colorectal cancer or need a consult, call 713-798-3750.