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The study was based on national telephone interviews and databases.
Colon cancer is the leading cancer cause of death in non-smokers. About 49,000 Americans will die of colon cancer this year, the American Cancer Society estimates. Death rates have been going down for both men and women since the 1980s.
In a call with reporters on Tuesday, the 50-year-old CDC director said he recently had his second colonoscopy and four polyps removed that could have become cancerous.
"If you find out early enough, you can prevent cancer," Frieden said.
CDC report: http://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/
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