Last year alone, more than 112,000 new cases of colon cancer, also known as colorectal cancer, were reported in the U.S. But many of them could have been prevented with an earlier diagnosis. All it takes is a screening. Because colon cancer can take many years to develop, it is easier to detect in its early stages than other types of cancer - which greatly improves the chances of stopping it in its tracks. Yet six out of 10 Americans don't get tested.
Get smart. Get tested.
Beginning at age 40, the risk of colon cancer begins to increase, and continues as you get older. Obesity, lack of exercise, smoking and/or a family history of cancer are just a few of the factors that can increase your risk even more.
So make the simple commitment, particularly if you are age 50 or older, to get a colorectal screening today. And know that you can trust INTEGRIS to be your most reliable partner in fighting this most preventable disease. To find out more or to schedule a colonoscopy, give us a call at 405-951-2277.
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