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Colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon and/or rectum) is the second leading cancer killer in the United States - over 50,000 men and women die from it each year. This is a particularly alarming statistic since it is also one of the most preventable and most treatable forms of cancer. In fact, it is estimated that over one-third of colorectal cancer deaths could easily be avoided. But most people, including many doctors, are too embarrassed to discuss the subject openly. Here is one of the first books for the trade to address this all-too common disease. It contains invaluable information on: prevention - what changes in diet and lifestyle you can make today to help; screening - why everyone should be screened from the age of 50 and why you might need to be checked even earlier; detection - the pros and cons of various tests for colorectal cancer including: coloscopies, virtual coloscopies and FOB tests; treatment - how to treat cancerous and pre-cancerous polyps effectively. And much more.
Dr. Mark Bennett Pochapin obtained his MD from Cornell University Medical College and is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He is Associate Chairman of Clinical Affairs and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and is also the director of the Jay Monahan Center for Gastro-Intestinal Health