Studies done by Roper St. Francis Healthcare show that patients in our area have fallen far behind on the nationally recommended guidelines for colon cancer screenings. This is worrisome.
Like more and more colorectal cancer patients nationwide, Mount Pleasant resident Marielle McLeod was young—she’d just turned 36—when she had a gut feeling that something was wrong.
Mention going to get a colonoscopy to a friend or loved one and you’ll likely get either a grimace or a snicker, or maybe both. Actually, you should get a huge high five.
Colorectal cancer remains the third most common (non-skin) cancer diagnosed in America, and it is one of the cancers that is gender indiscriminate, which means men and women are equally likely to be diagnosed with colon or rectal cancer
When? Where? How Often? Teeth cleaned every six months – check. Hair cut every six to eight weeks – got it. Taxes filed every April 15 – okay sure, if I must. But keep track of when to get what health screenings? That can get confusing.