Kayla Marchesani, PA-C, talks about the importance of screening for colorectal cancer.
Colorectal cancer is a disease where the cells in the colon or rectum grow out of control. Colon is the large intestine or large bowel. The rectum is the passageway that connects the colon to the anus.
The Importance of Screening
Many times, people assume they may not be at risk of colorectal cancer, but after the age of 45, your risk increases. Colorectal cancer is preventable, yet it remains the 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths with both men and women. A colonoscopy is the most often recommended test for colorectal cancer. It Involves a prep, sedation and a camera that is run throughout the colon to look for cancerous lesions.
Screening is for Everyone
Everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, or family history should be screened for colorectal cancer to stay ahead of your health. No one is immune, and colorectal cancer is one of the most treatable cancers when caught early.
Talk to your provider to learn which screening methods are right for you.