In 2007, an estimated 3,390 new cases of colorectal cancer were diagnosed and 1,180 Hoosiers were expected to die of colorectal cancer in 2007.
Colorectal cancer is the second leading killer of cancer among men and women combined, second only to lung cancer.
Imagine if you filled the Giant’s Stadium 2/3rds full, that is how many people died from colon cancer last year. This disease is TREATABLE, BEATABLE, and PREVENTABLE!
The good news is this #2 cancer killer is potentially curable, if it’s caught early, before symptoms start. So, if you are 50. Have you had your colonoscopy yet?
Screening for colorectal cancer works to save lives in two ways: First; by finding growths (polyps) inside the colon and removing them before they become cancer. Second; by finding cancers early when treatment is most effective.
It’s a safe, generally painless procedure that could save your life. One out of 18 people in this country will develop colorectal cancer in their lifetime. Call a GI Specialist today to schedule a screening, and put your health at the top of your priority list.