Dr. Spitzer emphasizes the importance of getting colon cancer screening.
A colonoscopy is one way of screening for colon cancer. This is a screening process much like a mammogram or Pap smear; you may have absolutely no symptoms until late in the disease process. There are other methods of colon cancer screening which you may discuss with us or your primary care physician. Now is a good time to schedule your colonoscopy if you are:
- 50 years of age or older
- Family history of colon cancer in your 1st degree relatives (Mother, Father, Sister, or Brother)
- Rectal bleeding or blood in your stools
- Ulcerative colitis or Crohn's Disease