Friday, March 29, 2013
Get your bottom checked! National Colon Cancer Awareness Month.
When should you get a colonoscopy? It is generally recommended that you should get your first one at age 50. However, if you have a family member who has or had colon cancer, you should be screened at 40, or 10 years before the age that their cancer was detected- which ever comes first.
Sadly, many are not getting this done - a test that although not the most fun, can prevent death from cancer.
Please share the word with family members to get their screening done if they have not done so!
For those who are young, remember a low fat and high fiber diet is a great way to keep your colon clean.