Colon cancer is second only to lung cancer in causing cancer-related deaths in the United States. About 56,000 Americans die from the disease annually. While anyone can develop colon cancer, 90 percent of new cases occur in people 50 and older. People with a first-degree relative (parent, sibling or offspring) who had colon cancer are two to three times more likely to develop the disease.
Safeguarding against Colon Cancer