Health Tips

Colorectal cancer screening

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S.

It is also one of the most preventable, treatable, and beatable forms of cancer. Screening is the #1 way you can reduce your risk and save your life! There are several screening options available, including simple take home tests. 

Talk with your doctor about getting screened.

Colorectal cancer is

PREVENTABLE: Colorectal cancer is one of only a few cancers that can be prevented because colorectal cancer screening allows doctors to find and remove hidden growths (called “polyps”) before they become cancer. Removing polyps can prevent cancer altogether. Ask your doctor about the right screening plan for you. Help reduce your risk by getting a screening test, not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, exercising, eating less red meat, and consuming alcohol in moderation, if at all.

TREATABLE AND BEATABLE: Found in its early stages, colorectal cancer is highly treatable. Once you turn 50 it is important that you talk to your doctor about getting screened regularly for colon cancer. Talk to your doctor sooner if you have a family history of the disease

Get screened

Did you know simply aging can make you more at risk for developing colon cancer and that early stage colon cancer doesn’t usually cause symptoms? But there are steps you can take to reduce your risk for the disease.

Call our office to find out about your screening options (585) 637-3905


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