Why should you get a colon cancer screening?
Colon Cancer screenings have one goal: to prevent deaths from colon cancer. These tests can help to identify cancers at an early and possibly a treatable stage. Approximately 150,000 new cases of colorectal cancer are diagnosed every year in the United States and nearly 50,000 people die from the disease. It has been estimated that increased awareness and screening would save at least 30,000 lives each year.
Who should get Colon Cancer Screening on a regular basis?
The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy encourages everyone over 50, or those under 50 with a family history or other risk factors, to be screened for colorectal cancer.
It is important to know the risk factors for colon cancer.
- Family History of Colorectal Cancer
- Prior Colorectal Cancer of Polyps
- Increasing Age
- Lifestyle Factors
If you experience any blood in the stool or other related colon cancer symptoms, please call us right away to be seen.
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