Antibiotics Linked to a Higher Risk of Colon Cancer

On average, the lifetime risk of developing colon cancer is about one in 23 for men and women however, this varies widely according to individual risk factors. About 71% of cases arise in the colon and about 29% in the rectum. Colon and rectal cancer are the fourth leading cancer in the U.S. with 145,000 new cases each year. Johns Hopkins scientists point out, that antibiotics have a strong and long-lasting impact on the gut microbiome and certain antibiotics are linked to a higher risk of colon cancer. [Please tune into ‘The Dr. Bob Martin Show’ to learn more]