Join Allen Digestive Health and many others in raising colon cancer awareness this March by wearing blue and spreading the word about the need to be screened! March is an important month to our specialty and to many others affected by colon cancer.
Colon cancer is a senseless killer because it is so preventable. Every year there are about 140,000 Americans diagnosed with colon cancer, and more than 50,000 deaths. Colon cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women combined in the United States.
There are more than 1 million survivors of colorectal cancer in the United States because of early diagnosis. Let’s continue to watch this number grow as we increase awareness of the need to be screened!
Strides are being made every day to get people screened for colon cancer! Allen Digestive Health, as a whole, has done 3,917 colonoscopies in the year of 2017 alone. Our polyp detection rates for both male and females are well above the national standards. We are proud of the work we are doing and would like to continue to see the rates of colon cancer and colon cancer deaths decrease in the years to come!