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Why is screening for colorectal cancer important?

Screening for colorectal cancer is important because symptoms of the disease may not be present in the early stages. For this reason, doctors recommend regular screening tests to help prevent colon cancer by identifying polyps before they become colon cancer. Treatment is more likely to be effective when the disease is found early.

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