Colon Cancer Isn’t A Man’s Disease: What Every Woman Must Know

Polyps in the gastrointestinal tract
When most people think about cancer in women, breast and ovarian cancer are usually the first two that come to mind. Many are actually surprised to learn that colorectal (colon) cancer is the third most prevalent cancer among women (behind breast and lung) and the second most deadly cancer in women. With over 60,000 cases of colorectal cancer diagnosed annually in American women, we really need to shine more of a light on this highly preventable and easily diagnosed disease.