If you’re looking for something to celebrate this March, make an appointment with Texas Digestive Disease Consultants and celebrate Colon Cancer Awareness Month with a screening colonoscopy! It’s probably not a celebration you’ve ever heard of or considered, but it’s time to change that.
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Researchers are not sure why colon cancers affect African Americans differently from other races, but we do know that as a group they are diagnosed earlier and also have a lower survival rate than other races. This holds true even if you factor in access to medical care and health insurance coverage. So until the mystery is solved, what can you, as an African American do?
February is Heart Awareness Month. If you’re looking for a reason to start the new year off with getting in shape, eating well, and starting an exercise routine, one additional reason you can add to your list is that it can reduce the risk of heart disease and colon cancer.
How many times have you gone to the doctor and had them ask about your level of physical activity? For most, it is a question that is asked at virtually all well visits, annual physical exams, and preventative screening appointments. Why is this question so important?
The struggle with aging is that everything in your body undergoes changes – your bones, your skin, your joints, and even your digestive system. These changes often occur at different rates and stages in your life, so it’s extremely important to understand the best ways to keep all those individual moving parts at their optimal health and keep your body running as best as you can.