Colon Cancer Awareness 2015
March is just around the corner and with it comes Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer, which is cancer of the colon or rectum, is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. However, if caught early enough it is one of the most treatable forms of cancer. The key is to get screened at the recommended age or earlier if recommended by your doctor.
If we do a better job of educating others on the risk factors, symptoms and the effectiveness of colon cancer screenings then we can reduce the fatality rate this deadly disease causes in 2015 and beyond.
Throughout the month of March, I will be sharing information on steps we can all take to prevent colon cancer along with some new trends that are developing as well. I’ve included the video of my colonoscopy experience below to give those with apprehension towards colonoscopy a little better understanding of the procedure and to see that it is not a painful experience. I ask that you join myself, colleagues and co-workers in raising more awareness about this preventable cancer and together we can Stop Colon Cancer Now!
Kenneth Brown, M.D.
Disclaimer: The information presented on this website is not intended to take the place of your personal physician’s advice and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Discuss this information with your healthcare provider to determine what is right for you. All information is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for specific medical condition