Preventing & Detecting Digestive Health Issues
While cancer may not be prevented, it can be detected early when the most advanced screening options are available and can be treated more effectively.
Colon Cancer is among the top three diagnosed cancers in the United States and Canada. While extremely common, the majority of colorectal cancers are not found early because there are no profound symptoms.
The American Cancer Society recommends everyone over age 50 get screened for colon cancer every 10 years. Those with a family history of the disease should be screened earlier. Other risk factors include:
- Advanced age
- Poor diet
- History of colon polyps