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As a result of the pandemic, many Americans have postponed their regular cancer screenings for fear of getting sick while visiting a hospital crowded with COVID-19 patients. Now is the time to get caught up on your screenings.
If it’s time for your colonoscopy, it’s time for the prep. Everyone agrees: It’s not the most pleasant thing. But ensuring a good bowel prep is actually the most important thing you can do to make the colonoscopy a success.
Colon cancer can be prevented with regular screening and early treatment. Learn about your choices for screening and what's best for you.
What if your doctor finds polyps during your colonoscopy? It doesn’t necessarily mean cancer.
Many people tell themselves, “What I don’t know won’t hurt me.” However, when it comes to colon cancer, this can be a very dangerous way to think.
Colon cancer often appears symptoms until it's quite advanced, so screening such as colonoscopy are essential to find and stop the disease early when it's treatable and beatable.
Since 1994, colorectal cancer has increased 51 percent among those under age 50. Learn when you should start thinking about a colorectal cancer screening.
Although a colonoscopy is the gold standard for finding and treating colorectal cancer, there are other choices for people at low risk for colon cancer. Learn more about these colon cancer screenings options.