Regular colonoscopy screenings can help prevent colon cancer, and the American Cancer Society is encouraging adults over 50 to get tested this March, which is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Maintaining a healthy weight, exercising, limiting alcohol consumption, and eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables all can help lower the risk of developing colon cancer. One gastroenterologist also recommends a traditional colonoscopy, considered the gold standard for screening, over virtual colonoscopy.

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