March is colon cancer awareness month. It’s the second leading cause of cancer death, even though it’s very preventable.
Local researchers are trying to find out what the medical community can do to encourage people to get screened for colorectal cancer, because screening saves lives.
Studies show identifying cancer causing polyps with a colonoscopy reduces the colon cancer death rate by 50%.
You used to have to drink four-liters of liquid the night before the procedure, and the liquid’s taste can be unpleasant. Now doctors prescribe one liter at night, another the morning of the procedure.
Dr. Ronald Myers says preventing colorectal cancer could be as easy as getting a colonoscopy.
March is colorectal cancer awareness month and doctors want you to help yourself stay healthy.
It is called a DNA methylation test, and some are saying it could revolutionize the screening for colon cancer.
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