“This is one of the great public health success stories of the decade.”
Quite a statement isn’t it? That’s what Richard Wender of the American Cancer Society says and he’s talking about how colon cancer rates have dropped by 30% over the past decade and a lot of the credit is going to colonoscopies and early screening.
Remember, colon cancer is third on the list of cancer killers in this country.
But death rates from colon cancer have also fallen and there’s got to be a connection.
Early detection can mean finding tumors when they are smaller and more curable. Treatment for colon cancer has improved too.
It’s all good news. Anytime we see reports like this, it’s a good day.
A bad day for cancer is a good day for all of us.