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- Website: Cancer Care Ontario
- Resource type: Article
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Detecting colorectal cancer early gives you a better chance of being cured. Cancer Care Ontario recommends that all Ontarians between the ages of 50 and 74 receive screening for colorectal cancer every 2 years.
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colon cancer, rectum cancer, fecal occult blood test, FOBT, colonoscopy
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Rated on: 5/8/2015 10:29:31 AM
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