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If you found undergoing a colonoscopy was a positive experience, please share that information with a friend.

   

Your Chance To Safe A Life

Most of the things which we do from day to day are routine and don't affect others in a great way. But, one of the most rewarding things a person can do is to help another. If you are looking for a way to potentially change another person’s life for the better, share your experience about your recent colonoscopy.

Colorectal cancer is a common and deadly disease, but largely preventable with technology which has been available for over 35 years - screening colonoscopy. Sadly, most adults do not take advantage of screening colonoscopy and we continue to find new cases of colorectal cancer in our practice every week. Once symptoms develop, it is often too late. Many of these individuals die slowly and prematurely, often leaving children and young grandchildren behind. It’s heartbreaking.

The trick is to see the doctor when you feel well – before problems occur. Still, many adults are not tested. There are many reasons given. Some are unaware. Some are afraid of the test or its preparation. Many are just too busy or embarrassed to talk about it. I often hear, “My family doctor never mentioned it.”

That’s where you come in. The American Cancer Society can run public service announcements all day, but the best way to educate other adults is word-of-mouth. If you found undergoing a colonoscopy was a positive experience, please share that information with a friend, coworker, or family member. If you have ever had a colon polyp removed, it is especially important that any siblings or children over the age of 40 are also warned. Correct any misconceptions that they may have. Encourage others to ask their family doctor how they can best avoid colorectal cancer.

You never know - you might just save a life...