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Are colon screenings necessary after colon cancer surgery?

Juliet Wilkinson
Oncology Nursing
In a word...absolutely. Unless you had a complete colectomy (every inch of your colon removed surgically), you still have part of a colon and the remaining organ can get cancer or diseased. Routine screening exams will help you keep the remaining colon healthy and disease free.

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