Colon Cancer Awareness Month
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Colon cancer is preventable and treatable. The recommendation is if you are 50 years old you should have a colonoscopy. However, if there is a family history of colon cancer or polyps, you may want to have your first colonoscopy sooner. Talk to your doctor about warning signs and symptoms, and when you should begin screening.
Aside from colon cancer there are other health issues that may run families. Being informed about your family health history is the first step in prevention. Below is a link to a brief family medical history form. It is beneficial not only for you, but your entire family. While it may be difficult to have some of these discussions, it is important.
Click here for the Health_History form.