March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colon cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer for both men and women. Most colorectal cancers start as polyps. And while most polyps aren’t dangerous, some can turn into cancer.

The American Cancer Society recommends screenings for colon and rectal cancers begin at 45. A colonoscopy is a screening that helps find the polyps that can be removed before they become cancerous. It can also identify cancers early when the odds of successful treatment are highest.

Talk with your provider about your risks and the right time to schedule your colonoscopy. If you’re 45 or older and haven’t been screened, call 856-4161 or 332-4420 or visit our Find a Doctor/Provider tab at SageWestHealthCare.com to get yours on the calendar. Know your risks. Get screened. Stay healthy.

When it comes to preventive screenings, like a colonoscopy, count on us.