Conquer colon cancer

Friday, April 4th 2008, 8:16 pm
By: News 9

By Melissa Maynarich, NEWS 9

Every four minutes, a person in the United States is diagnosed with colon cancer.

And it's a disease that's preventable.

Cindy Jones was living a very healthy life around the time of her 50th birthday last summer. So the news she received was shocking.

"When I went in for the routine colonoscopy, the physician came back and just set on the side of the bed and told me before the biopsy came back that I have cancer," Jones said.

She had no symptoms of colorectal cancer and she is only 50-years-old.

Nine in 10 new cases are among people 50 years or older. However colorectal cancer does not discriminate. It can happen to men and women at any age.