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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (North Crossing)

2134 Logan Avenue
Waterloo, IA 50703

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1655 East San Marnan Drive
Waterloo, IA 50702

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1000 Brandilynn Blvd
Cedar Falls, IA 50613

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101 Cedar River Pkwy 101
Waverly, IA 50677

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Colon Cancer 

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S.

Sixty percent of deaths from colorectal cancer can be prevented if everyone aged 50 or older had regular screening tests. Colonoscopies are the most accurate tests to detect and remove polyps (abnormal growths in the colon or rectum) in a single procedure. Colorectal cancer or colorectal polyps don't usually have symptoms, that is why it is so important to get screened.

Risk Factors

  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Personal or family history of colorectal cancer or colorectal polyps
  • Some genetic syndromes

Lifestyle Factors

  • Lack of regular physical activity
  • Low fruit/vegetable intake
  • Low fiber/high fat diet
  • Overweight/obesity
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Tobacco use

Related Resources

American Cancer Society
Colon Cancer (Mayo Clinic)
Colorectal Cancer Alliance
Screen for Life: National Colorectal Cancer Action Campaign