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The starting age was lowered due to an increase in colorectal cancer among younger people.
Patients prescribed meds to lower their blood pressure were less likely to develop this cancer years after a negative colonoscopy.
Screening appointments for cervix, colon and breast cancer are down between 86% and 94%.
A recent analysis suggests that family-based screening could have caught colorectal earlier in many patients.
What’s the best time to start these important cancer screenings?
Former Rockette Jennifer Jones followed health guidelines and got a colonoscopy at age 50. Then she learned she had Stage III colon cancer.
Doctors discovered a polyp that had to be removed and tested for cancer.
As an 8-year-old, I struggled to comprehend my father’s cancer diagnosis.
Screening rates for breast, cervical, colorectal and prostate cancer are still below public health targets.
Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States.
Baystate Noble Hospital in Springfield insists that the risk of infection is “low, [but] it is not zero.”
The hardest part of getting a colonoscopy done is prepping for it. After that, you can pretty much get through the rest of the screening test...
If you’re turning 50 this year, you may want to consider adding a colorectal cancer screening to your New Year to-do list.
A time to renew
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