Colon cancer is highly preventable, and many factors influence a
person's risk. Diet and exercise, unsurprisingly, factor heavily.
Dr. Robert S. Sandler, a gastroenterologist at the University of
North Carolina School of Medicine, published an excellent review
of colon cancer prevention. Dr. Stephen Goldfinger, a founding
editor of the Health Letter who remains an
active member of our editorial board, brought it to our
attention. We've depended on Dr. Sandler's review to create our
own little refresher course on colon cancer prevention.
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