According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 50,000 Americans die from colon cancer each year. The good news is, it can be prevented through regular screenings to detect precancerous polyps, beginning at age 50.
Additionally, patients can make lifestyle changes to lower their risk for developing colon cancer, including:
Staying physically active
Maintaining a healthy weight
Limiting alcohol consumption
Avoiding tobacco use
To learn more about your individual risk for developing colon cancer, please call (859) 258-4950 to schedule a consultation with colorectal surgeon, Matthew Bailey, MD. Dr. Bailey can also help you set up an appointment to schedule your next screening.
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