Being aware of colon cancer

Austin (KXAN)- According to the American Cancer Society, one of the five leading causes of death in men and women each year in the U.S. is colon cancer.

About nine in ten of all cases are found in people over the age of 50.

Dr. Sanjay Vin from the Austin Cancer Center explains how early screening is important because there usually are no symptoms early on. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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