Here at Digestive Health Specialists, we believe in the importance of prevention. While you are taking care of your breast screening this month, we ask that you also remember the importance of screening your colon, too.
It’s a fact: 75% of women report being up-to-date on their breast health screenings while only a little more than half could say the same about colon cancer.
Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death according to the CDC. More than 90 percent of diagnoses are in people who are older than age 50. That means getting screened becomes more important between ages 50 and 85, according to the U.S. Preventive Task Force guidelines.
Screening is the number one way you can reduce your risk of colon cancer. Colon cancer is unique in that it is one of the most preventable and, if detected early, most treatable forms of cancer. And the best part is, screening is easy! Don’t make excuses. Is it time for your screening? Call us today to schedule a procedure that could save your life!