Story by: Rebecca Hall on March 26, 2019
You know those things we tell ourselves and repeat so often, or hear so often, we come to assume they’re true? Those things might just be myths, and when it comes to myths about our health, believing them could cost us a lot.
Here are five myths and five facts you should know about getting your colon cancer screening, provided by the American Cancer Society.
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Norton Healthcare offers several options for colon cancer screenings, including Saturday colonoscopies.
MYTH No. 1: A colon cancer screening is too expensive.
MYTH No. 2: Nobody in my family has a history of colorectal cancer, so I am not at risk.
MYTH No. 3: If my stool looks normal, I should be fine.
MYTH No. 4: Colon cancer is not that common.
MYTH No. 5: A colonoscopy is the only way to get screened for colon cancer.
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, so this month, and throughout the year, we’re sharing important resources from the American Cancer Society. Colorectal cancer, often called colon cancer, is cancer that starts in the colon or rectum.
Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men and women combined nationwide. Often you may not experience symptoms of colon cancer until it has reached an advanced stage. That’s why colon cancer prevention and screening are so important.
You can read more about colon cancer on the American Cancer Society’s website.
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