Colon cancer rates are on the rise (includes video story)

Dr. Jonathan Villena of the American Cancer Society explains the connection between the rising incidence of obesity and cancer diagnoses.

Recent studies reveal a concerning surge in cancer cases among both genders, though there is a demonstrated decrease in cancer mortality rates.

Dr. John Marshall, chief of oncology at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, identifies colorectal cancer as the primary contributor to the increased cases. Moreover, research indicates that communities of color, particularly black and brown populations, bear a disproportionate burden of elevated cancer rates.

For effective cancer prevention and treatment, prioritizing regular health checkups and early detection has proven paramount.

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