In case you weren’t aware, March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
Many people, like myself, are trying to change that. Screening for colorectal cancer, i.e. a colonoscopy, should begin when you turn 50 – earlier if you have symptoms and/or a family history of colorectal cancer.
Although the prep isn’t a ton of fun, the scope itself is like taking a short nap – you feel nothing.
Symptoms for this disease can be very obvious, very subtle or in most cases –no symptoms at all. It affects men and women equally.
Colonoscopy’s save lives. One simple procedure can save your life.
I knew my colon cancer risk. My father passed away from colon cancer at 43. For me it took lots of talk from many family members and having my insurance deductible met.
The doctor found lots of polyps. I had symptoms, did not follow through with the doctor and ended up with stage 3 colon cancer.
This disease can be beat – but in order to beat it, you need to find out if it’s lurking inside you first. So please take a look at your own situation and determine when (not if) you need to schedule your own colonoscopy.
Do it for yourself, your friends and your family.