March 4, 2013
It’s colon cancer awareness month, which reminds me it’s been five years since my first colonoscopy. They’re painless, so get yours now. Hell, make it a date. If there are couple’s massages, there must be couple’s colonoscopies …
Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Every year, about 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and more than 50,000 people die from it.
How You Can Reduce the Risk
The risk of getting colorectal cancer increases with age. More than 90% of cases occur in people who are 50 years old or older. Colorectal cancer screening saves lives, but many people are not being screened according to national guidelines.