Men’s Health Month – Have You Scheduled Your Colonoscopy?

Colon Screening Saves Lives, Dear Dad:

National Men’s Health Month is celebrated during June. During the month, families and communities work together to promote healthy living among men and boys.

Did you know that colon cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related death in men and women combined in the United States? According to the American Cancer Society, the lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancer is about 1 in 21 (4.7%) for men.

Colon cancer is a malignant growth that arises from the lining of the colon or rectum. Benign polyp growth may be indicative of colon cancer. Colon cancer can occur sporadically. However, colon cancer can also occur heretically through genetic abnormalities transmitted from a parent. Incidence rates increase with advancing age.

Colon Cancer Screening Saves Lives
A colonoscopy procedure is quick and painless! During a colonoscopy, tissue samples can be detected and any abnormal growths can be removed. Before the test, a simple bowel prep will be administered. “20-30 minutes of screening could mean many more years of health and happiness,” says Regional Gi’s Dr. Dale Rosenberg.

Interested in Learning More?
For more information regarding colon cancer — symptoms, testing, treatment — please visit Regional Gi online. Our specialists will see you — and treat you — as an individual. Make your health a top priority and schedule your colonoscopy screening today!