The Truth About Colonoscopies

Why you need to stop ignoring the facts and get tested

Face it – no one really looks forward to getting a colonoscopy.  The procedure is often viewed as “embarrassing” or “uncomfortable.” As a result, many of us put off getting tested.  But the reality is no one can afford to make excuses or ignore the facts. Learn why you need to stop stalling and get screened for colon cancer.

You’re at risk if you’re over 50

Getting a colonoscopy is extremely important for people over the age of 50, or for those who have a family history of colon cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is the third-most common type of cancer for both men and women. This means it’s a serious health risk.

The procedure is no big deal.

Maybe you understand the risks, but fear the actual examination. This is a very routine procedure. Your neighbor, best friend, co-worker and spouse have likely had a colonoscopy. If you’re at risk, it’s time you looked into getting one, too.

Colonoscopies can save your life.

The truth is that having a colon cancer screening can save your life. When detected early, colon cancer is one of the most treatable types of cancer and screenings can greatly increase your chance of survival.

So, forget about the negative hearsay and focus on what’s important.