Health Made Simple

Health Made Simple

Most people are overwhelmed and confused by the endless amounts of information on the internet, especially when it comes to health. As a healthcare provider, I see it every day! That’s why we’ve created Health Made Simple — a place where you can get clear, concise, and up-to-date health information in just 5 minutes or less.... Show More
March 15, 2020 8 min

If you are 45 or older, pay attention!  It’s time for you to be screened for colon and rectal cancer.  

Colon cancer is when abnormal cells in the colon or rectum divide uncontrollably, ultimately forming a cancerous or malignant tumor. (The colon and rectum are parts of the body’s digestive system, which takes up nutrients from food and water and stores solid waste until it passes out of the body.

Colorectal cancer is very common.  In fact, it’s the third most common type of cancer in both men (after prostate cancer and lung cancer) and women (after breast cancer and lung cancer). 

While it’s the 3rd most common cancer, it is the second deadliest behind ung cancer. 

An estimated 130,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer this year, and approximately 50,000 will die from it.

The major risk factors for colorectal cancer are a family history of the disease and older age, but several other factors have been associated with increased risk, including excessive alcohol use, obesity, being physically inactive, cigarette smoking.

I’ve made it super easy for you to get screened for colorectal cancer…for most people, it's as easy as pooping in a box.

If you are willing to poop in the box, click here, and I’ll send you an order form that you can take with you to your next doctor’s appointment.

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