Are you at risk for Colon Cancer?
Did you know Colorectal Cancer is the third leading type of cancer, and the third leading cause of cancer deaths? If detected early through screening colonoscopy, it's also one of the most preventable.
There are some risk factors however that can increase your risk, including:
- A personal or family history of precancerous colon polyps or colon cancer
- Age 50 or older, Age 45 or older if African-American
- Being overweight
- Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's Colitis (IBD)
Be sure to see your doctor if you have gastrointestinal bleeding, change in bowel habits, unexplained abdominal pain or unintentional weight loss. These may all be signs of colorectal cancer.
Understanding your risk is the first step in preventing colon cancer. To learn your risk level, take our free health risk assessment.
To schedule your colonoscopy today call 605-322-7797.