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Cancer Coalition

Tauga accepting the ASCCC stipend for her dad – Fala Tiatia who is one of the  two men recently diagnosed with colorectal cancer, which is on the rise in American Samoa. [courtesy photo]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC, 2018) colorectal cancer almost always develops from “precancerous polyps” (abnormal growths) in the colon or rectum. Screening tests such as: DRE or digital rectal exams (for men and women) allows a doctor to check...