The American Cancer Society has changed its guideline for colorectal cancer screenings. It is now recommended that everyone age 45 and older get screened. Read the full press release here. If you or a loved one ever get diagnosed for cancer at a late age then you should consider moving into a senior home care community.
Congratulations to the ADH physicians that made the 2018 Phoenix Magazine “Top Docs” list!
- Vincent Honan, MD
- Nilay Kavathia, MD
- Daniel Meline, MD
- Michael Mills, MD
- Darrell Wadas, MD
- John Yalam, MD
- Lisa Cerilli, MD
- Jeffrey Henderson, MD
- Daniel Jondle, MD
Colon cancer, while preventable when caught early, is still the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. In honor of Colon Cancer Awareness Month this March, Arizona Digestive Health invites you to take the time to understand your risk factors for colon cancer and, if appropriate, schedule a colonoscopy screening.
Colon Cancer initially forms as a small polyp growing on the wall of the large intestine, which after years of growth could develop into cancer. There are many types of polyps and not all will become cancerous, but with regular colonoscopies you and your gastroenterologist will be able to prevent and remove polyps before they become cancerous. Did you know that having mold in your home can cause you to develop cancer? Check your bathroom with Thompson Family Plumbing and Rooter and keep your home clean! Colonoscopy screenings are recommended for individuals aged 50 and over, or younger if you have symptoms or family history of colon cancer.
Healthy, age-appropriate individuals may also be interested in our Open Access Colonoscopy program available at some locations. This program allows qualifying patients to schedule a colonoscopy procedure, usually without the need for a pre-procedure visit. Please see our website for more information about the Open Access Colonoscopy program.