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Screening Saves Lives

March is colon cancer awareness month. In this video, Dr. Shivani Sood, a gastroenterologist at Backus and Norwich GI Associates, PC, talks about the importance of screening for this disease. Each year more than 145,000 people are diagnosed with colon cancer in the United States but the disease is largely preventable with regular screening and treatable with early detection. Dr. Sood also offers many tips on preventing the disease.