March 8th is National Colon Cancer Screening Day!
Colorectal cancer is most common in people 50 and older and those with a family history of the disease or a personal history of colorectal cancer, polyps or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Unfortunately, by the time symptoms are present, colorectal cancer can be in an advanced sage. The good news, however, is that colorectal cancer is highly survivable… if it is diagnosed and treated early.
Protect your health with regular screenings…
It can save your life!
Colorectal cancer generally begins as small noncancerous growths called polyps. But with regular screenings, our board-certified gastroenterologists can find and remove these polyps before they become cancerous.
The best defense against colorectal cancer is regular screenings. The American Cancer Society recommends routine colorectal screenings beginning at age 50, earlier for people with higher risks (such as family history). Because it allows direct visual examination of the inside of the entire colon, colonoscopy is considered the “gold standard” screening method. Also, any precancerous polyps found during the screening can be removed during the procedure, preventing their progression to colorectal cancer.
Granite Peaks Gastroenterology accepts all insurance plans and can see patients in about one week for a colonoscopy screening.
Call (801) 619-9000 or schedule an appointment today!