Five Reasons You Should Get a Colorectal Cancer Screening Sooner Than Later


If you’re 45 or older and haven’t had a colon cancer screening – here’s five reasons why you should.

  1. The US Preventive Services Task Force and American Cancer Society recently updated their recommendation to begin screening for colon cancer at the age of 45 for the average-risk population. Historically, it was recommended to start screening at 50 years old.
  2. Colon cancer screenings by a gastroenterologist can help detect signs of cancer before the onset of symptoms or advancement of disease.
  3. When abnormal tissue or cancer in the colon is found early, it is often easier to treat.
  4. Colorectal cancer is one of the most preventable cancers.
  5. It is estimated that over 60% of colorectal cancer deaths each year could have been prevented if a screening had been done earlier.

If you are 45 years of age or older, you need to have a colorectal cancer screening as a baseline and preventative measure for long-term colon health. Make time to consult with a Board-Certified Gastroenterologist near you and schedule your colorectal cancer screening. It could be the difference between living your life and fighting cancer for it.

If you have friends, loved ones or family members who are 45 or older, please encourage them to get their colorectal cancer screening sooner than later. And, if you have questions regarding your GI health, please consult with a board-certified gastroenterologist near you.

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