Women over 50 should consider receiving regular colon cancer screenings. Each year more than 112,000 cases of colon cancer are diagnosed, but many of them could have been prevented with an earlier diagnosis. All it takes is a screening. INTEGRIS clinics across Oklahoma offer women’s colonoscopies.
Here are a few recommended tests to regularly screen for rectal polyps or cancer.
- Flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 years, or
- Colonoscopy every 10 years, or
- Double-contrast barium enema every 5 years, or
- CT colonography (virtual colonoscopy) every 5 years
Some people should be screened using a different schedule because of their personal history or family history. Talk with a doctor about your history and what testing plan is best for you.
To schedule a women’s colonoscopy or other screening, call your local INTEGRIS clinic today or call our national HealthLine at 1-888-951-2277.