In big news last week, results of a study suggest that taking aspirin daily, may help prevent colon cancer in people who have a known genetic predisposition for the disease. After five years of taking the aspirin, high-risk patients in the study had their cancer risk reduced by 50%.
Aspirin alone – whether a person is high-risk or not – is not the entire solution. Regular screening for colon cancer is a MUST. There are several types of screening tests available including CT Colonography (“Virtual Colonoscopy”) which the American Cancer includes as one of its recommended screening exams. As part of his health check, President Obama underwent Virtual Colonoscopy last year.
Canada Diagnostic has been offering Virtual Colonoscopy since 2002. All of our Radiologists have full College of Physicians & Surgeons of BC Certification to read Virtual Colonoscopy. To learn more about Virtual Colonoscopy, please take a look at our info sheet: QA – Virtual Colonoscopy.