Take Care of your Colon

Are you 50 or older?  Have you had had a colon screening?  If the answer is no, it’s time to get serious.  Colorectal cancer can sneak up on a body without having any symptoms.  That’s why it’s critical to talk with your doctor if you are 50 or older.  Your health care provider will determine when and what kind of testing should be conducted based on age, family history, and symptoms.  Colorectal cancer can be treated successfully if caught in the early stages.

Symptoms to watch for –

  • Very dark or bright red blood in the stool
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Change in bowel habits
  • Narrow Stools
  • Diarrhea, constipation
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Fatigue

If you are having any of these symptoms it does not mean you have cancer.  There are several other health problems that can cause the same symptoms.  However, it’s important to talk with your doctor to rule out colorectal cancer.  Please contact our experts at (540) 878-5408 to schedule an appointment or for more information.  Most insurances accepted!

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