Answer the following questions to determine if you are at a higher risk for Colon Cancer.
- Are you 50 years of age or older?
- Have you or a close relative had colon cancer or colon polyps?
- Have you had inflammatory bowel disease?
- Do you have blood in or on your stool (bowel movement)?
- Do you have pain, aches, or cramps in your stomach that happen a lot and you don’t know why?
- Have you had a change in bowel habits, such as having stools that are narrower than usual?
- Have you lost weight and you don’t know why?
If you answered "Yes" to one or more of these questions, you may be at a higher risk for Colon Cancer and you should talk with your physician about having a Colonoscopy. A Colonoscopy is the best procedure to check for Colon polyps and Colon Cancer. Early diagnosis of these conditions is the key to a complete cure.