March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and this year, we’re making it personal.
What are your reasons for getting a colonoscopy? Maybe you want to spend more time with your loved ones. Maybe you want to travel more. Maybe you just want to make sure you’re leading a long and healthy life.
Each year around 150,000 people are diagnosed with colon cancer. However, colon cancer is preventable and highly treatable when detected early through routine screenings. A colonoscopy, the gold standard of colon cancer screening, is the only screening method that can detect, prevent and treat colon cancer.
It is estimated that between 60 and 90 percent of colon cancer deaths could be prevented if everyone over age 50 received a colonoscopy. This means that a colonoscopy could be the key to living longer and doing more of the things you love.
If you are over the age of 50 (45 for African Americans) or considered high-risk for colon cancer, schedule your colonoscopy today!