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Roughly one in four Americans will develop cancer, often as the result of unhealthy habits. Learn about the lifestyle choices that can best prevent and treat it here.

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Colon Cancer
Colon cancer is now the second leading cause of cancer deaths among American adults. The five-year relative survival rate is 90 percent for those who have found and treated the cancer at an early stage. But for those cases in which the cancer has spread, the rate goes down to 65 percent or lower.
 
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