11 May 4 Reasons to Schedule A Colonoscopy Today!
In 2016 alone, it is estimated that over 137,000 men and women will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Unfortunately, it will cause a staggering 50,000 deaths in United States alone. This number is alarmingly high for a cancer that can be detected early with today’s technology and routine screening. So, why are people putting off their screening? Currently 1 in 3 adults aged 50-75 are NOT up-to-date with recommended colorectal cancer screening. Just in case you need some motivation to stop putting off your colonoscopy or need some help encouraging a loved one to schedule their screening, here are our top four reasons to schedule your colonoscopy today:
- 1 in 20 men and women will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer in their lifetime.
- Colorectal cancer is the #2 leading cause of cancer deaths among men and women in the U.S. combined.
- Over 90% of deaths from colon cancer could be avoided with screening.
- Your life and health are gift to yourself and your loved ones!
But wait! There’s good news! Over the years, there’s actually been a decrease in the mortality rate for colorectal cancer because of screening. Most people should start being screened at age 50, and the majority of individuals need to be screened only once every 10 years until they’re 75 years old. In other words, the majority of people only need about four screenings in their lifetime. And if those four screenings can save you from the 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths… well, then what are you waiting for?
At Lonestar Endoscopy, our goal is to exceed your expectations, from the quality of care provided to your overall experience with our practice. Our colon cancer screenings are performed by our highly trained physicians with the top technology. We have two conveniently located state-of-the-art facilities, one in Keller and one in Flower Mound. Schedule your screening today and get the peace of mind you and your loved ones deserve!