January, 2013…another year is underway. Many people in the Southern California area made resolutions last year to be more healthy and to take a proactive stand in their own healthcare. Unfortunately, those resolutions have fallen by the wayside. So, instead of resolutions let’s talk facts.
It is estimated that only 20% of all adult Americans are screened properly for colon cancer. Are you surprised by that number? People fear the preparation process so they postpone the appointment; a few months turns into a year and then you have joined the 80% that have gone unscreened.
So, are you 50 or over? You should be screened initially to determine your baseline. Do you have a family history of colon cancer? You need to call our offices at Southern California Medical Gastroenterology Clinic and discuss your personal need. Call (310) 829-6789 or submit the form here.