The Case for Colonoscopies: They're a Lifesaver

If you're due for a colonoscopy, you're not alone

An estimated 1.7 million colonoscopies were missed in 2020 due to the pandemic.

Colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death for men and women combined.

Early detection stops colorectal cancer before it starts, or finds it early enough for the best chance at recovery. Age 45 is when regular screenings should start. Or before age 45 if you have a family history of colon polyps or cancer, or other risk factor. 

Colonoscopies have gotten a bad rap. Prepping has become easier, the procedure is painless and it could save your life. You have the power to beat this cancer.

Schedule your colonoscopy or talk to your provider today.

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45 is the new 50

The recommended age to begin regular screenings for colorectal cancer has been dropped from 50 to 45 by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Talk to your provider and check with your insurance about how this affects you.