The importance of women receiving colonoscopies
Dr. Zarema Singson was featured on KSAT-TV recently talking about the importance of women receiving colonoscopies by age 50, or earlier if there is a family history of the disease. Anchor Ursula Pari wrote:
At Gastroenterology Consultants of San Antonio, their female gastroenterologist has begun her practice, to cheers from women like Rubalcaba. Dr. Zarema Singson says women don’t tend to think about the care of their colon but rather concentrate on Ob-Gyn issues.
“The procedures that we do are invasive and very personal locations, so I think that women feel more comfortable talking to another woman,” said Singson.
She says more Ob-Gyn practitioners are paying closer attention to the rectum, and as a result the word is getting out to women that they too could benefit.
“Colonoscopies can actually prevent colon cancer. We see a little polyp or an abnormal growth; if we remove it, it will not become cancer, so we can prevent colon cancer from happening,” said Singson.
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Singson or another one of our board-certified gastroenterologists by calling 210-614-1234.