Images in Shelly Zimmerman: Colon Cancer

“If there is one thing I want to do, it is to convince people not to put off having a colonoscopy. My experience has taught me that this test is too important to postpone.”

You can reduce your cancer risk by getting regular medical care, living smoke-free, limiting alcohol use, avoiding excessive exposure to UV rays from the sun and tanning beds, eating fruits and veggies, maintaining a healthy weight and being physically active.