With March being colon cancer awareness month, I wanted to re-emphasize the importance of spreading the Awareness of this potentially deadly but preventable cancer to my blog followers and those in the Plano/Frisco TX area. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. and it’s important that we continually spread the message that we have the CURE – get screened!
You just need to follow the colon cancer screening guidelines provided by the American College of Gastroenterology to determine when you should get this preventative cancer screening. Be aware of those factors where you may need a colonoscopy sooner, like family history, ethnicity and individual symptoms. I encourage you to ask your Plano TX gastroenterologist when is the appropriate time for you to get screened based on these established guidelines.
Colonoscopy is the most widely accepted screening procedure to detect colon cancer, and this is what I use to screen patients for colon cancer. While I understand that many people may have apprehension towards getting a colonoscopy; it is actually a painless, private and potentially life saving procedure!
In order to better educate those that meet the screening guidelines, I encourage you to view & read the information I’ve created on colonoscopy by clicking here – to learn more about colonoscopy.
Feel free to ask any questions you have about colon cancer or colonoscopy here on my blog. Thank you for taking the time to build your awareness about colon cancer, and I encourage you to share this information with others. Together we can Stop Colon Cancer Now!
Written by: 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