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50% OF ALL COLON CANCER DEATHS COULD BE AVOIDED IF EVERYONE DID THESE 5 THINGS!




Colon cancer has been in the news as of late after the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which is part of the World Health Organization (WHO), concluded in late 2015 that processed meat can cause colorectal cancer in humans, classifying it as a Group 1 carcinogen.
Colorectal cancer, which includes both cancers of the colon and rectum, is the third most common cancer diagnosed in the U.S. (not including skin cancers). In 2016, it’s estimated there will be more than 95000 new cases of colon cancer (and more than 39000 cases of rectal cancer) diagnosed.
Even though this type of cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S, it is preventable and only 5 percent to 10 percent of cancer cases are due to genetic defects. 35 percent of cancer-related deaths may be due to diet, another 30 percent due to tobacco, 20 percent due to infections and the rest due to other environmental factors including exposure to radiation, stress, physical activity levels and environmental pollution.
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