“Colorectal cancer is the second only to lung cancer as a leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. It affects men and women equally, yet not many people know that colon cancer can be prevented – not just detected – through a colonoscopy,” says Piedmont HealthCare’s Vivek Trivedi, MD, a Board Certified Gastroenterologist. According to the American Cancer Society, just following the recommended screening guidelines could cut the colon cancer death rate in half.
Please listen to this 16-minute podcast regarding colorectal cancer awareness, screening guidelines and what to expect during a colonoscopy. Then take the next steps that could ultimately save your life.