Story by: Norton Healthcare on May 29, 2018
We get it— no one wants to talk about colon cancer and colonoscopies! But colon cancer is the third most common cancer in men and women and the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S., so we need to talk about it.
Colon (or colorectal) cancer starts in the large intestine, called the colon, or the rectum. Left untreated it can spread to other parts of the body.
Colon cancer is highly treatable when it’s caught early. The only way to catch it is through a screening. If you are age 50 to 75 and at normal risk, it might be time for a colon cancer screening.
Norton Healthcare offers:
Other screening options may be available. Talk to your doctor about which is best for you and which may be covered by your insurance. The best screening is the one that you and your doctor decide is right for you.
When you feel your best, you live your best. And we’re here to help. Our patient navigators can help find solutions if cost, prep or scheduling is stopping you from getting a screening.
Call (502) 446-WELL
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