There are many people around the world with cancer and if we found the disease earlier, we could have saved countless of lives. Frustrating isn’t it? Cancer is one of the biggest challenges we face today with no real cure. From breast cancer to bladder cancer, to brain tumours… the list goes on.

Colon cancer is one of the types of cancers that take as long as 10 years to actually turn into cancer. Finding them before they fully develop can actually prevent the disease from developing.

For example, one recent study showed that colonoscopies could prevent colon cancer in about 40 percent of cases. However, up to 70 percent of people 50 years old and older don’t have colonoscopies. As you can tell, the numbers don’t add up.

The same is true for other types of diseases as well. When it comes to cancer, early detection is the best form of prevention. As a patient, you can take steps to help with the prevention.