New guidelines say colorectal cancer screenings should begin earlier in life

New guidelines say colorectal cancer screenings should begin earlier in life


well if you were in your mid-40s and you haven’t had your colon checked it may be time to do so new guidelines for the American Cancer Society say that screening should start sooner than we’ve heard before Roland Rodriguez is live today at Bay Area hospital to give us a few more details about the change Roland good morning good morning Jan and good morning South Texas colon cancer is one of the most diagnoses disease diagnosed disease in the United States but it’s also one of the most treatable and curable diseases according to a study by the American Cancer Society the overall number of colon cancer deaths are down and cancer rates are decreasing for those over 50 but there have been a sharp rise and colon cancer for younger people because what we have seen and in the in the past years and the studies have shown that people are developing cancer at an earlier age than we are thought so moving at at the age of 45 we were able to detect cancer at an earlier stage and the younger patients and potentially cure them off the cancer or prevent them from developing cancer oncologist and hematologist doctor asked to have my mood says now all men and women will be eligible for colonoscopy screening starting at the age of 45 as first prevention is concerned there are certain things that diet certain medications that you can take aspirin and that have shown to reduce the risk of colon cancer from developing but otherwise prevention is basically doing the screening procedures and removing the polyps that can eventually transform into colon cancer some people may have many symptoms and some people may not even experience any symptoms until the cancer is more advanced so common symptoms include blood in the stool rectal bleeding of abdominal pain rectal pain they feel pressure when there is like they’re supposed to have a bowel movement and even after that they continue to have pelvic pressure unintentional weight loss loss of appetite fatigue somebody is having the symptoms that I described at this point in time they should go visit their doctor and have they’re symptoms for that investigated and have appropriate tests done and if you like more information on colon cancer all you do is visit our website @ k RS tv.com my

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