Colorectal (Colon) cancer almost always develops from precancerous polyps (abnormal growths) in the colon, which can be removed before they turn into cancer. Screening can also find cancer early, when treatment works best.
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a cancer that starts in the lymphoid tissue. Non-Hodgkin lymphomas can occur at any age. There are many types of Non-Hodgkin lymphomas, which can be divided into two types, aggressive (fast growing) and indolent (slow growing).
Prostate cancer is the most commonly occurring form of cancer (excluding skin cancer) among men and is the second leading cause of cancer death for men in Utah and the U.S.
Prostate cancers usually grow slowly. Most men who get prostate cancer are 65 years or older and do not die from the disease. Finding or treating prostate cancer before you have symptoms may not improve your health or help you live longer.
All men over 40 should visit their doctor for a routine health visit which may include a discussion on prostate health.
Thyroid cancer forms in the base of the throat, in the thyroid gland. Scientists are not exactly sure what causes thyroid cancer, but there are some things that increase your risk, such as getting too much radiation around your neck as a child, or certain inherited genetic conditions.