Your Colonoscopy Reminder

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, an annual reminder of the importance of early detection and prevention of this deadly disease. Colon cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in the United States, but it can be prevented with routine screening tests like colonoscopies. While the thought of undergoing a colonoscopy may be intimidating, it is a simple procedure that could save your life.

Here are five key reasons why getting a colonoscopy is essential for maintaining your overall health and well-being.

  1. Detect Colorectal Cancer: A colonoscopy can detect early signs of colorectal cancer, which is one of the leading causes of death in the United States.
  2. Screen for Polyps: Polyps are growths in the colon or rectum that can develop into cancer if not removed. A colonoscopy can detect and remove these growths before they become cancerous.
  3. Evaluate Symptoms: If you are experiencing symptoms such as abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, or changes in bowel habits, a colonoscopy can help determine the cause.
  4. Monitor Previous Health Conditions: If you have a history of colon cancer, polyps, or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a colonoscopy can help monitor your condition and prevent a recurrence.
  5. Screen for other digestive issues: A colonoscopy can also help detect other digestive issues such as diverticulitis, Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis.

Call or message your Primary Care Provider for a colonoscopy referral.

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