The primary benefit from scheduling yourself for a colonoscopy is that a colonoscopy screening dramatically lowers your risk of developing colorectal cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death in United States. A colonoscopy is a 15-minute, preventative screening procedure which according to researchers can lower the risk of developing colon cancer by up to […]
Colon Cancer in Younger Adults: Why 45 is the “New” 50
The Problem This year in the US, it is predicted that over 150,00 people will be diagnosed with colon cancer and that 53,000 people in the US will die from it. The lifetime risk of getting colon cancer for women is high–1 in 25, and 1 in 23 for men. As a result, colorectal cancer […]
Colon Cancer: The Silent Killer and how to Prevent it
This year, almost 150,000 people in the United States will get diagnosed with colon cancer. Almost 53,000 people will die. This makes colon cancer the second leading cause of cancer death in United States. Despite the dismal statistics, and unknown to most people, colon cancer is also the most preventable of all known cancers.
Will Smith’s Colonoscopy
Actor Will Smith raises awareness about the importance of cancer screenings. Link to story: https://moffitt.org/take-charge/take-charge-story-archive/will-smith-chronicles-first-colonoscopy-in-viral-video/