If you visit Good Samaritan this month, you may notice that we are celebrating Colorectal Cancer month in a big way- with poop emoji balloons, buttons, and t-shirts! Our goal is to spread awareness for Colorectal Cancer and to remind our patients how important it is to get screened.
Your health and safety are our first priority. During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, many essential health screenings were delayed, including colorectal cancer screening. We are ready to get your regular health screenings back on track. It is time for your colorectal cancer screening. It’s important, safe and you have options.
There are several options for screening, including at-home stool-based tests. Colonoscopies are recommended for patients who are at high risk for colorectal cancer due to family history or who have an abnormal result from a stool-based test. A colonoscopy is also recommended for patients experiencing any of the following symptoms: blood in bowel movements, change in bowel habits, abdominal pain, weight loss, or unexplained anemia. If you are experiencing any symptoms or have a family history of colorectal cancer, please let our staff know when you contact our office.
Colorectal cancer is one of the most preventable cancers. We look forward to getting you up to date with safe screening options that ensure your continued health.