Category Archives: Colonoscopy
Please take the time to read a recent article from MedScape.com regarding Bariatric Surgery Tied to Lowered Risk of Colorectal Cancer.
Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and its incidence and severity has increased as our diets have worsened over the years. Fortunately, however, detection of colorectal diseases has improved tremendously over the past several decades. Today, with proper screening, colorectal cancer is one of the most detectable and treatable cancers. Your doctor will recommend that you begin colon cancer screening around the age of 45 or 50 if you have no family history of the disease and if you are at normal risk. The screening schedule will be more aggressive if you are at a higher risk.