It’s true, what you don’t know can harm you.
This is why we encourage you to make an appointment for a colonoscopy if you are 50 or older.
- Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of death from a cancer that affects both men and women.
- Colorectal cancer is the leading cause of cancer related deaths among non-smokers.
- A family history of colon cancer can double or even triple your chances of being diagnosed. If you have family members with colon cancer, screening might need to begin at age 40 or younger.
- Since there are no early warning signs, you can feel great and still be diagnosed. Evidence suggests that 60% or more of the deaths from colon cancer could be prevented with a colonoscopy screening.
- For those patients who need colon cancer screening, but have decided against having a colonoscopy, there is an inexpensive option that can be done in the privacy of your own home. An annual stool FIT can find up to 85% of colon cancers in an early treatable stage.