Too many people wait until they experience symptoms like belly pain, rectal bleeding, or unexplained diarrhea or constipation before scheduling a colorectal screening. By then, the cancer may be more difficult to treat and cure. That’s why it is so important to schedule a regular screening. A colonoscopy is the most effective method of detecting cancer in the early stage. If you’re age 50 and older (age 45 and older for African Americans), schedule an appointment for a colonoscopy. Your doctor can explain the risk factors that determine how often you should be screened. Medical experts estimate early screenings save thousands of lives each year. It could save your life.
Early screening saves lives. It absolutely matters.