Each year, tens of thousands of Americans die from colon cancer. In fact, 60 to 90 percent of colon cancer deaths could be prevented if everyone over 45 got a colonoscopy.
Why a Colonoscopy?
It’s the only screening exam that not only checks for cancer, but also treats for it by removing cancerous polyps.
Due to an increased incidence of colon cancer in younger adults, the American Cancer Society now recommends patients start regular screenings at age 45, or younger for those who have a family history of colon cancer.
What Are the Symptoms of Colon Cancer?
Colon cancer will often present no symptoms and can be fatal if diagnosed late.
Should symptoms occur, they may include:
- Blood in your stool
- A change in bowel habits
- Unexplained pain in your stomach
- A lump in your abdomen
- Reduced appetite or unexplained weight loss
- Dizziness, tiredness or breathlessness
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If you’re over 45, don’t put off colon cancer screening any longer.
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