RECTAL BLEEDING IS NOT TO BE IGNORED. IT MAY SIGNIFY SERIOUS CONDITION IN YOUR GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and is a good time to learn about colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon and rectum) and how it can be prevented or best treated.
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States for both men and women. This year, there are estimated to be approximately 140,000 new cases of colorectal cancer diagnosed. However, with regular screenings, a healthy diet, and regular exercise, this disease can be prevented.
In order to lower your risk of colorectal cancer, the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons recommends that you:
If you are 50 years old and over or have a family history of colon cancer or polyps, call our office at (248) 334-3197 to schedule an appointment for a screening colonoscopy. Screening colonoscopies are covered by your insurance without any out of pocket expenses.
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