-- Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, March 8 (HealthDay News) -- Colorectal cancer is the
second leading cause of cancer death in the United States, but
there are ways you can help prevent it, an expert says.
"Colorectal cancer surpasses breast and prostate cancers as a leading cause of cancer death in men and women," Dr. James Yoo, an assistant professor of surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, said in a university news release.
"It is largely preventable with early screening and detection," said Yoo, who also is chief of the colon and rectal surgery program.
He outlined a number of ways to reduce your risk of colorectal
The U.S. National Cancer Institute has more about
colorectal cancer prevention.
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