The age for Colorectal Cancer Screening has been lowered!

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The U.S. Preventive Task Force (USPTF)  in the past week has changed its guidelines and now supports lowering the recommended age of your first colonoscopy for colon cancer screening from 50 years old to 45 years old. 

Colon cancer is the 3rd leading cause of death in the US, claiming 52,000+ lives a year. The incidence of colon cancer in 40–49-year-olds has spiked by 15% since the guidelines were last updated..

Signs and Symptoms of colon cancer: 

· A persistent change in your bowel habits, including diarrhea or constipation or a change in the consistency of your stool

  • Rectal bleeding or blood in your stool
  • Persistent abdominal discomfort, such as cramps, gas or pain
  • A feeling that your bowel doesn’t empty completely
  • Weakness or fatigue
  • Unexplained weight loss

Colon Cancer when caught early is successfully treated! If you are suffering from any of these signs and symptoms or know someone who is suffering from these signs and symptoms do not put your head in the sand and hope they go away. 

If you want to find out how to get back on the road to optimal health schedule your appointment with Live Ignite Thrive Medical today!

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