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The Risk of Developing Colon Cancer as You Get Older

Published on April 22, 2018

A lot of people tend to only visit the doctor when they feel sick or feel like they might be getting sick. The problem with this is that a lot of major health issues may not present any symptoms until late in their development. That is why preventative healthcare is so important.

An excellent example that highlights the importance of preventative healthcare is colon cancer. A majority of people who suffer from colon cancer are 50 or older. Patients who are a few years shy of 50 can greatly benefit from receiving a colonoscopy during their annual physical. If colon cancer is detected early, the success rate of potential treatment options increases exponentially.

At Progressive Care for Women, we strive to provide thorough and accurate preventative healthcare to ensure that our patients maintain a healthy body for as long as possible. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment.