Dr. Crean Featured On News 4 Jax
It is always exciting to see a familiar face on the television, which is why we are happy to see Dr. Creanfeatured on News 4 Jax. June is Men’s Health Month, and to bring awareness, Dr. Crean discussed colorectal screening and prevention.
The US Preventative Services Task Force now says that men should begin screenings for colorectal cancer at the age of 45, a whole 5 years earlier than previously suggested. Colorectal cancer is the third highest cancer killer in the United States, and people are developing it at younger and younger ages. Earlier screenings can both prevent cancer or catch cancerous cells at an early stage, so patients have a better chance of beating the disease. Of course, if someone is experiencing symptoms of colorectal cancer such as bleeding or pain, or they have a family history they should speak to a colorectal surgeon as soon as possible.
Now that we are coming out of the pandemic, you should catch up on doctor visits if you haven’t already. If you would like to talk to a colorectal specialist about your risk of colorectal cancer or the screening process, give us a call today. MASJax has experienced surgeons that can help you navigate your health conditions and prevent future problems.