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Posted by Dana Sparks (@danasparks) · Fri, Mar 14 at 10:09am EDT

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Colon cancer is cancer of the large intestine (colon), the lower part of your digestive system. Rectal cancer is cancer in the last several inches of the colon. Together they're often referred to as colorectal cancers.  On our upcoming program, Paul Limburg, M.D., joins us to discuss why screening is so important and why the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is being studied in relation to colorectal cancer. We'll also discuss a new American Cancer Society campaign aimed at getting 80% of the eligible population screened in 2014.

Myth or Matter of Fact:  Colorectal cancer is a man's disease.

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