We are a new generation of women 50 plus, the empowered generation. We are lively, vital, and dynamic. We take control of our health. We eat better, exercise regularly, and never miss a pap smear or mammogram.
However, many of us are missing a critical, potentially life-saving screening – a colonoscopy. Colon cancer can be detected and prevented in just one procedure, yet
only 60 percent of at-risk women have had a colonoscopy. In comparison to the 80 percent of us that have had our regular mammograms and pap smears, why are we taking the risk?
You had your first pap smear by 21. Your first mammogram by 40. Now, at 50, it’s time to take the next step in cancer prevention. It’s time to schedule your first colonoscopy.
The American Cancer Society estimates 95,270 new cases of colon cancer in the United States for 2016. Roughly 4% of those cases, 1 in 23, are women approximated to be diagnosed with colorectal cancer. African American women have an increased chance, and should begin screening at 45. If you have a family history of polyps or colon cancer or are experiencing digestive changes, it is recommended you screen earlier than age 50 as well. Colon cancer tends to be asymptomatic, showing no symptoms until the cancer has grown, therefore colonoscopy is a potentially life-saving procedure.
Colon cancer screening is an essential milestone in cancer prevention.
What are you waiting for?
Prevent Colon Cancer. Schedule an appointment with us today.