March is Colon Cancer Awareness month.
Colon Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in Canada – yet this is one of the most preventable cancers if abnormal growths are found early.
Everyone over age 50 should be screened for colon cancer, and people with risk factors should start even earlier. Find out more about screening tests here.
The gold standard for colon cancer screening is an optical colonoscopy – an alternative is a Virtual Colonoscopy or CT Colonography. This is a quick, simple scan that requires no sedation and is ideal for people at average risk for developing colon cancer. Visit our website to learn more.
If you are interested in learning whether a colonoscopy, virtual colonoscopy or FIT test is right for you, talk to your doctor – these are tests that could help save your life.
If we can help with a Virtual Colonoscopy, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 604-709-8522.
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