Prevent Colon Cancer with Proper Screening

Did you know that colon cancer — the second leading cause of cancer deaths — can be prevented with proper screening called a colonoscopy? Below is a segment from WLTX, the CBS affiliate TV station in Columbia, about colon cancer, featuring gastroenterologist Dr. March Seabrook where he talks about that. We hope to see you at our Colon Cancer Challenge on March 23, benefitting colonoscopies for people who are uninsured or underinsured.

WLTX 03-07-2013 12.24.00 from Lexington Medical Center on Vimeo.

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2 Responses to “Prevent Colon Cancer with Proper Screening”

  1. We really do hope that more advocacy groups are successful in encouraging more people to get screened for colorectal cancer this month. We added a new post in honor of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month this month, as we hope to provide some more information concerning the benefits of these screening tests for anyone who may be interested. This disease remains the second-leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States, but many of these deaths can be prevented. First off, there may not be any symptoms during the earliest stages of colorectal cancer, but that doesn’t mean that you should not be aware of what to look for.

  2. I just wanted to say thank you for sharing this video on colorectal cancer. I have read that one of the primary reasons that this cancer is so deadly is that it is usually not diagnosed until after it has advanced to a much more deadly stage. As it is mentioned in the video, this cancer is preventable, and that is perhaps one of the saddest and promising facts about this disease (I am sorry if that is confusing). It’s just that I find it sad that this is the second leading cause of cancer related death, but I do find it hopeful that with more awareness more people can be saved. I hope that you continue to raise awareness for colorectal cancer and screening guidelines throughout the year!

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