March is colorectal cancer awareness month. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in men and women.
Dr. Christina Czyrko, a colorectal surgeon from the Hospital of Central Connecticut, was a recent guest on Healthy Rounds. She emphasized the importance of diet and exercise as a way of avoiding this deadly condition:
-grilled and processed meats should be avoided
-a diet rich in whole grains and fruits is preferred
-regular exercise is crucial
Colonoscopy remains the best screening examination and should be performed at regular intervals as recommended by a primary care physician.
More information can be obtained by going to the Healthy Rounds website, http://www.wtic.com/pages/5546567.php? at WTIC.com.
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