February 25th, 2022
March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Did you know that the guidelines have changed? Experts now agree that starting at age 45, you should be getting screened for colon cancer every 10 years even if you have zero risk factors or family history. Colon cancer is the 2nd leading cause of Cancer death in the United States — and is one of the only cancers that is preventable, treatable and beatable when caught early!
As a patient of St. Joseph Hospital, your health is very important to us. Often, when we ask people why they haven’t been screened for colon cancer, the most common answer is “I didn’t know I needed to.” Unfortunately, many people wait far too long to get screened (usually when they start having symptoms) and by that time, it may be too late.
Our goal is simple:
5 Myths About Colon Cancer and Colonoscopies:
Colonoscopy is the gold standard in identifying and treating early stage colon cancer, and at St. Joseph Hospital, our goal is to always provide you with the best possible care. Our team of gastroenterology experts will be by your side every step of the way to get you scheduled and treated as soon as possible.
To learn more visit St. Joseph Gastroenterology or to make an appointment, call us at 603.578.9363. Our office is located inside Suite 10 at St. Joseph Hospital Medical Arts West – 168 Kinsley Street in Nashua.