Steven is very well aware of colorectal cancer so he chose to be screened at an early age of 50. Steven has a family history of colorectal cancer.
“Getting a colonoscopy was easy and the care before and after was great,” said Steven. “There was no pain involved. I was able to leave the same day.”
Stevens’s results came back normal, and put his mind at ease as he is at higher risk. He plans to get regular screenings and encourages others to do so as well. Steven is a health advocate is his daily life so he promotes taking healthy steps in all areas of life.
“Colorectal cancer is a preventable cancer and it is common with men so I really stress it with everyone I encounter because it is treatable if caught early.”
If you or someone you know is over age 50 or at risk for colorectal cancer, call today for a screening. The older you get, the more your risk increases.
And if you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms of colorectal cancer—bloody stool, stomach pain that doesn’t go away, cramps or weight loss —call your health care provider right away.
You can reduce your risk of getting cancer by making healthy choices. Exercise regularly. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables. Keep a high-fiber and low-fat diet. Maintain a healthy weight. And limit tobacco and alcohol use.