Colorectal cancer, often referred to as colon cancer, affects both men and women and is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States and the third most common type of cancer diagnosed in men and women.
The risk of developing colorectal cancer increases with advancing age. More than 90% of cases occur in people aged 50 or older.
But, there is an easy way to lower your risk of colon cancer! Getting screened for colon cancer, having a colonoscopy, saves lives. Screen for your life and have a colonoscopy starting at age 50 and then continue at regular intervals. Colonoscopies can find precancerous polyps so they can be removed before they turn into cancer.
At least 6 out of every 10 deaths from colorectal cancer could be prevented if all men and women aged 50 years or older were screened routinely. Don’t believe the myths surrounding colonoscopies! Save a life today – your own and get screened for colon cancer!
Contact your personal physician or call (336) 328-3980 to schedule your colonoscopy today!