Why should you schedule your Colonoscopy Screening at LIMESTONE MEDICAL CENTER today????
Colon cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women combined in the United States. The American Cancer Society estimates that this year 95,520 people will be diagnosed with colon cancer, 39,910 will be diagnosed with rectal cancer, and 50,260 will die from this disease.
On average, the lifetime risk of developing colon cancer is about one in 23 for men and women combined (4.5%), however, this varies widely according to individual risk factors.
Colorectal cancer is one of the most preventable and treatable forms of cancer when it’s found early. Screening is the #1 way to prevent colorectal cancer because it finds cancer in the early stages, or, before it even has the chance to grow or develop.
Typically, colorectal cancer begins as a slow-growing, small growth in the colon or rectum. Over time, these pre-cancerous growths – called polyps – can turn into cancer.
All men and women should be screened for colon cancer.
The American Cancer Society recommends that people at average risk* of colorectal cancer start regular screening at age 45. This can be done either with a sensitive test that looks for signs of cancer in a person’s stool (a stool-based test), or with an exam that looks at the colon and rectum (a visual exam). These options are listed below.
People who are in good health and with a life expectancy of more than 10 years should continue regular colorectal cancer screening through the age of 75.
For people ages 76 through 85, the decision to be screened should be based on a person’s preferences, life expectancy, overall health, and prior screening history.
People over 85 should no longer get colorectal cancer screening.
*For screening, people are considered to be at average risk if they do not have:
A personal history of colorectal cancer or certain types of polyps
A family history of colorectal cancer
A personal history of inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease)
A confirmed or suspected hereditary colorectal cancer syndrome, such as familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) or Lynch syndrome (hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer or HNPCC)
A personal history of getting radiation to the abdomen (belly) or pelvic area to treat a prior cancer
Call the Specialty Clinic @ LMC for information on how to schedule this LIFE SAVING SCREENING!!!!
DID YOU KNOW YOU COULD RECEIVE THE FOLLOWING SERVCES AT LIMESTONE MEDICAL CENTER SPECIALTY CLINIC?
- IV THERAPY- IV ANTIBIOTICS (short-term & long-term), IV HYDRATION & ELECTROLYTE REPLACEMENT, IRON INFUSIONS, IV RECLAST (treatment and prevention of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis in men and women)
- INJECTIONS- INFLUENZA VACCINE, PNEUMONIA VACCINE, PROLIA (treatment for osteoporosis), PROCRIT INJ. (treatment for certain types of Anemia)
- THERAPUTIC PHLEBOTOMY (a procedure that removes blood from a person’s body with a specific goal)
- WOUND CARE WITH A GENERAL SURGEON, NURSE PRACTITIONER, PODIATRIST & NURSE VISITS
- PORT-A-CATH FLUSH
- PICC LINE MANAGEMENT, INCLUDING FLUSHES & STERILE DRESSING CHANGES
- URINARY CATHETER CHANGES
- LESION REMOVALS
- SUTURE REMOVAL
- DIABETIC EDUCATION WITH CERTIFIED DIABETIC EDUCATOR & DIETICIAN
- CHRONIC DISEASE EDUCATION
IF YOUR PHYSICIAN ISN’T LOCAL ASK FOR AN ORDER TO BE FAXED TO (254)729-4306 FOR ANY OF THE ABOVE SERVICES!
IF YOU NEED AN INJECTION OR INFUSION THAT ISN’T LISTED WE MAY BE ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE (SUCH AS DEPO-MEDROL INJ.).
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