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Colon cancer is the second leading cancer related death in the United States, but until recently, it was always thought as a death wish.  Many experts now say that even though once it progresses, it may be fatal, it is one of the most preventable forms of cancer, and there is no reason people should die from it!

According to Yahoo, and experts from Men’s Health, colon cancer claims the lives of 50,000 Americans every year.  But it takes roughly 30 years for it to develop.  And it is those last few years that the disease really progresses and becomes fatal.

“Everyone who dies does so because the tumor wasn’t detected in the first 25 years of its existence,” explains Bert Vogelstein, M.D., a cancer researcher at Johns Hopkins University and one of the leading authorities in the genetic foundations of colorectal cancer. “There’s a huge window of opportunity to beat this disease.”

The experts gave three tips, other than getting a colonoscopy, that can help prevent this disease.

First, step away from the desk.  They say that people who have a sedentary job for more than a decade, and don’t take frequent breaks, tend to be left open to the disease.

Secondly, take an aspirin a day.  On top of helping your risk of heart disease, an aspirin a day can “reduce cancer-friendly inflammation throughout your body.” 

Lastly, drinking more milk has shown that the vitamin D in the milk helps prevent the colon polyps that turn into the cancerous tumors.

For more info on how to help prevent this disease, and stay healthy, go to Yahoo.com


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