Video: Dr. Chirag Patel Discusses When You Should Have A Colorectal Cancer Screening
Dr. Chirag Patel discussed who and when you should have a Colorectal Cancer screening in a recent video presentation.
Colorectal Cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer, yet many people are uncomfortable talking about it. Colon cancer begins as a growth on the lining of the colon or rectum. This growth is called a polyp. Over time, some polyps may develop into cancer.
When should I start screening for Colorectal Cancer?
The American Cancer Society recommends that people at average risk of colorectal cancer (none of risk factors) start regular screening at age 45. Increased or higher risks patients may need to start colorectal cancer screening before age 45 or be screened more often.
Who should Colorectal Cancer screenings be offer too?
Anyone between the ages of 45 – 75. Colorectal Cancer can occur in anyone and does not discriminate.
Watch Dr. Chirag Patel discusses who should and when to get a Colorectal Cancer screenings here:
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