As we age, the list of precautions seems to increase. There are recommendations for mammograms, cholesterol tests, and colonoscopies when you reach a certain age. Age 50 for colonoscopies. This benefits YOU! Our bodies are more at risk the older we get and the sooner that potential threats are recognized, the better the chance is for successful treatment. Prevention is better than a cure.

Colon cancer is 100-percent preventable. Early detection pays off. Colon cancer starts in either the colon or the rectum. Symptoms may include rectal bleeding, stomach pain, weakness, weight loss and low red blood cells. In a colonoscopy exam, we may find hybrid cells called polyps, it is not cancerous. Once we remove them, you no longer have to worry.

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