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Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Centers Preventive Health Department Raises Colon Cancer Awarenes

The Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center Preventive Health team hosted a Colon Cancer Screening at the JHCHC Copiah Clinic. The staff worked with patients to spread information about Colon screenings. Colon cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the large intestine (colon).

Colon cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the large intestine (colon). The colon is the final part of the digestive tract. Colon cancer typically affects older adults, though it can happen at any age. It usually begins as small, noncancerous (benign) clumps of cells called polyps that form on the inside of the colon. Over time some of these polyps can become colon cancers.

Polyps may be small and produce few, if any, symptoms. For this reason, doctors recommend regular screening tests to help prevent colon cancer by identifying and removing polyps before they turn into cancer.

If colon cancer develops, many treatments are available to help control it, including surgery, radiation therapy and drug treatments, such as chemotherapy, targeted therapy and immunotherapy. Colon cancer is sometimes called colorectal cancer, which is a term that combines colon cancer and rectal cancer, which begins in the rectum.

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