March was Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancer. Colorectal cancer affects people in all racial and ethnic groups and is most often found in people age 50 and older.
The good news? If everyone age 50 and older were screened regularly, 6 out of 10 deaths from colorectal cancer could be prevented.
I recommend you get your colonoscopy, the prep is not really that bad now days, and we all can benefit from a good cleaning out.
Also, daily baby aspirin and fiber has been found in some studies to reduce the risk of colon cancer. More studies need to be done, but you do not have much to lose taking an aspirin and 5-10 grams of fiber anyway.
Tim Scharold MD