As we prepare for the end of the year and transition into the next, it is important to schedule your colonoscopy screenings. These lifesaving and preventive procedures can detect colon cancer before it happens.
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 and, in many instances, may require invasive removal. Colon cancer can occur sporadically. However, colon cancer can also occur heretically through genetic abnormalities transmitted from parents to offspring. Incidence rates increase with advancing age. However, it is never too early to get screened.
For more information regarding this preventable disease — symptoms, testing, treatment — please consult your primary health physician. Regional Gi’s board-certified specialists will see you — and treat you — with the professionalism and care that you deserve. Make your health a top priority this New Year. Schedule your colonoscopy procedure today by visiting www.regionalgi.com/contact or call (717) 869-4600.