Colorectal cancer is on the rise at a rate which alarms some epidemiologists. Once considered a disease of the elderly, colorectal cancer is now creeping younger with each decade, a fact underlined by some alarming recent reports.
How can you prevent this disease before it strikes? As one article recently described, the key is getting screened by a proctologist who understands this region of the body intimately:
Unlike other cancers, colorectal cancer screening not only detects the disease, it also can prevent it from occurring. The preferred method of colorectal cancer screening, according to Dr. Alfred Neugut, Columbia University Medical Center, is a colonoscopy. . . Because polyps are often precancerous, removal of one of these growths actually can prevent cancer from developing, says Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
The LA and Orange County Proctology Institute is leading the charge to prevent colorectal cancer with some of the best regarded screening protocols in California. If you have any reason to believe you could be at risk for colorectal cancer, it’s important to visit an expert proctologist who can help you navigate the screening process with care and communication.