Really, It's Not That Bad
Schedule Your Colonoscopy Today.
Colorectal cancer is the one cancer you can prevent. Yet it’s the second leading cancer killer in the U.S. behind lung cancer. Colorectal cancer caused an estimated 50,630 deaths in 2018.
Why does a cancer with a 90 percent chance of cure in its early stages manage to kill so many? Because almost all patients who get colorectal cancer do so because they missed their recommended screenings.
If that’s not gut-wrenching enough, doctors are now diagnosing colorectal cancer (cancer of the large intestine and rectum) in younger people, not just those over 50. Early prevention has become more important than ever. It’s time to get tough.
A Screening Can Actually Prevent Cancer
During a colonoscopy, your doctor searches your entire large intestine (colon) and rectum to find and remove polyps. If not removed, these small abnormal growths can become cancerous. That’s the bottom line on how colonoscopies save lives.
Don’t Let Cancer Kill You. Schedule a Colonoscopy.
One in 20 Americans will be diagnosed with colon cancer in their lifetime. If you are 45 or older or have a family history of colorectal disease, it’s time to schedule a colonoscopy. If we do find cancer, rest assured Roper St. Francis Healthcare is internationally renowned for our medical and surgical treatment of colorectal cancer. But please don’t let it come to that.Schedule your colonoscopy today by completing the form or call (843) 606-7820.