Colorectal cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Routine colorectal cancer screenings are one of the most powerful tools for prevention. But too often, people don’t make this important screening a priority.
Over the past 20 years, deaths from colon cancer have been dropping. One reason for this is that polyps are being found by screening and removed before they can develop into cancers. Screening also allows cancers to be found earlier when the disease is most treatable. That’s why it’s so important to schedule a colonoscopy.
Early stage colorectal cancer doesn’t usually have symptoms. Find out what may put you at risk. Take a comprehensive cancer risk assessment:
If you’ve recently turned 50, or it’s been 10 years since your last colonoscopy, the American Cancer Society recommends you get screened soon.
The hospitals of HCA Midwest Health System offer convenient screenings for colon cancer so you can make it a priority. Screenings save lives. Call to schedule your screening at (816) 751-3775 or (913) 236-8003.