Preventative Screenings & Awareness
Routine screenings and early detection is one of the best defenses against cancer. There are a variety of preventative screenings you can receive that may help to detect cancers such as colon, bladder, prostate, breast, lung, and many more. Preventative screenings can quickly help your doctors identify any areas of concern and establish treatment plans or recommendations for moving forward. The most important step you can take is having a conversation with your doctor - discuss your family history, recommendations for preventative screenings, and what to expect during the screening procedures.
Colorectal Cancer Awareness
According to the American Cancer Society, the risk of developing colorectal cancer is approximately 1 in 23 for men and 1 in 25 for women. It is recommended that all men and women begin and maintain routine testing, including effective screening in the form of colonoscopies, starting at the age of 45.
Symptoms of Colorectal Cancer can include:
- Bleeding from the rectum
- Blood in the stool or in the toilet after a bowel movement
- A change in your bowel habits, including diarrhea, constipation, or change in consistency of stool
- Persistent cramping or discomfort in the lower abdomen
- An urge to have a bowel movement when the bowel is empty
- Constipation or diarrhea that lasts for more than a few days
- Decreased appetite, nausea or vomiting
- Unintentional weight loss
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