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What If Colon Cancer Runs In The Family?

It is recommended that most people get their first colonoscopy to screen for colon cancer and other issues beginning at age 50.  But what if colon cancer runs in your family?  Should you be worried or get screened sooner?

While many factors contribute to your overall health, several common health concerns, including colon cancer, can run in families.  So it is important to identify if your parents, grandparents, or other relatives suffered from colon cancer so your doctor can better evaluate your risk  – even before age 50.
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Colon Cancer At 22, A CRS Patient’s Story

In 2016 the American Cancer Society estimates there will be over 95,270 new colon cancer cases. The number of cases has continued to rise, making colorectal cancer the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, estimating 49,190 deaths in 2016.
Lauren is a Colon Cancer survivors.  She was diagnosed at the age of 22 by Dr. Cary Gentry who performed surgery at Retreat Doctors’ Hospital.  Today Lauren is cancer free, healthy and  sharing her story with others.   Read more

Demystifying Colonoscopy Prep

Benefits of the CRS Kinder Colonoscopy

  • More tolerable colon prep
  • Split dosing, less fasting
  • Better sedation
  • You meet your doctor prior
  • Removal of polyps
  • Convenience & Privacy
  • Fast answers

For most people, the term colonoscopy doesn’t exactly conjure up happy thoughts, especially when it comes to colonoscopy prep, but it really isn’t as bad as most people think.

Prep is important to clean out the colon before the colonoscopy.  Residue in the colon can make it harder for the doctor to view your colon during the exam – meaning a polyp or other issue might not be identified. Read more