"My resolution will help bring colorectal cancer to the federal conversation and, in the process, increase Americans' awareness of the preventable disease so that other families do not suffer the untimely loss of a loved one". During that time, any polyps or suspicious lesions found will be removed by the doctor, and tissue samples will be sent for a biopsy.
The average person has a 1 in 20 lifetime risk of developing colon cancer.More news: Huawei is suing the U.S. government over the ban on its products
Over the last 7 years in Jefferson County there have been 27 colorectal cancer deaths. Although we've managed to decrease the incidence and mortality of colorectal cancers in the age group greater than 50 years of age, we've seen an alarming increase in colorectal cancer incidence and death in the 40 to 49 year old group.
We recommend that everyone talk to their doctor about their colorectal cancer risks and discuss when a colonoscopy could be right for them. There are also a number of lifestyle factors that could put you at risk, including smoking and tobacco use, lack of regular physical exercise, obesity, alcohol consumption, and a diet low in fiber and high in fat.More news: Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 with 'ultra-slim' case goes on sale today
Another reason that colonoscopies are so important is because the early stages of colon cancer often do not come with symptoms. So, Indiana ranks 43 out of the 50 states for screenings. This would include an initial screening colonoscopy at least by the age of 50, or 10 years before the age of onset of cancer in a close relative. In 2018, the society also changed its age recommendation to begin screening five years earlier.
She said the prep and the screenings are covered by Medicare and Medicaid and by most insurances as preventive care. However, if colorectal cancer is detected early on, the survival rate is actually 90 percent. She received her medical degree from George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, D.C., and completed her internship and residency training in internal medicine at Columbia University Medical Center and in gastroenterology at The Mount Sinai Hospital, where she served as chief gastroenterology fellow and sat on its Quality Improvement in Colon Cancer Screening Task Force. The president issued the proclamation in 2014-the first colorectal cancer Presidential Proclamation in more than a decade.More news: Brazil's president shocks country with graphic 'golden showers' tweet