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Sabina Khan, MD, Gastroenterology, Ridgeview Specialty Clinic

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If you have a family history of colon cancer, get screened

Posted by Sabina Khan, MD, Gastroenterology, Ridgeview Specialty Clinic on Dec 4, 2018 1:30:00 PM

At age 48, my grandfather died from colon cancer. He had never been screened for the disease. My sister Nighat, also was never screened. Then, at age 59, she was admitted to the hospital for a bowel obstruction and nearly died during surgery. That’s what led to the discovery of her cancer. It was localized, removed and she is doing fine eight years later.

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What is a colonoscopy and when should you have one?

Posted by Sabina Khan, MD, Gastroenterology, Ridgeview Specialty Clinic on Feb 26, 2018 11:10:10 AM

According to the American Cancer Society - colon cancer is one of the five most common types of cancer, but thanks in large part to increased awareness about the importance of colonoscopy - the death rate from colorectal cancer has been steadily declining.

The key is early detection and removal of polyps that could turn into cancer.  In the second article of Ridgeview’s series about colon cancer, we get right to the bottom line: if you’re an adult of a certain age, colon screening could save your life. It’s that simple. When you should have a colonoscopy, and how often, depends on your risk level.

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Topics: Wellness, Colon Cancer

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