Colon Cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in America among both men and women - excluding skin cancers. Luckily, it is also over 90% curable if found early.
Screening saves lives. If you have any of the following risk factors, schedule an appointment today.
Know your risk for colorectal cancer (CRC):
- Age - CRC becomes more common after the age of 50
- African Americans should begin screening at age 45
- Sedentary lifestyle - even if you are not overweight and work out, sitting more than 5 hours per day increases your risk
- Family history - a first degree relative (parent, sibling, child) with CRC increases your risk and changes the age of initial screening. Everyone’s history is different, so you should speak to your doctor about the appropriate schedule.
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