Are you avoiding Colon Cancer Screening?

Discover the facts and you’ll come out hiding.

Colon cancer is one of the most preventable, yet least prevented cancers. If you are 50 years old or older, it’s important for you to get screened.

Why? Screening offers the opportunity to find colon cancer or polyps to stop disease progression.

Avoid Cancer by removing precancerous polyps. Even with the high rates of colon cancer, if its found early enough, it is highly treatable. Four out of five with colon cancer have no prior family history. Did you know that your risk of colon cancer increases dramatically after the age of 50?

But with regular screening, over 90% of cases can be stopped before the cancer advances.

Stage One : 94% Survival Rate

Stage Two: 82% Survival Rate

Stage Three: 67% Survival Rate

Stage Four: 11% Survival Rate

You have screening options:

Noninvasive Screening:

*CT Colonography (Virtual Colonoscopy) uses computed tomography to create both 2-D and 3-D views of the inside of the colon and rectum to detect precancerous growths (polyps).

*Fecal Occult Blood Tests detect blood in your stool, which may indicate colon cancer.

Invasive Screening:

*Colonoscopy uses a thin tube with a camera attached to allow your doctor to look inside the colon and check for cancer or precancerous growths (polyps).

Future of Screening:

*On the horizon, researchers are looking into advanced DNA technology as a potential noninvasive method to detect both cancer and precancerous cells.

*Noninvasive tests may be completed at home.

Talk to your doctor about which screening method if right for you.

*Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the Exact Sciences Corporate pamphlet pamphlet. Please call the for additional information and consult with your doctor on any procedure you have in the future.



About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" ( 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
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  1. jwatrel says:

    Please call the above number for more information.

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