Wednesday, November 14, 2012
11.14.12 Today's the day....
If you have never opened up your refrigerator and seen this container then you haven't prepped for a colonoscopy. Well, today is my day. They are getting me coming and going, first a esophagastroduodenoscopy then flipped over for a colonoscopy.
Colon cancer screening became popular after Katire Couric had her's done on live TV in 1998 following the death of her husband. Colon cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer related deaths yet at the same time one of the most preventable when detected early.
Some Doctor's say screenings should begin at age 50, 40 if you have a family history, and sooner than later if you have symptoms like blood in your stool or anemia. Talk with your Doctor and get a colonscopy done- most of you who follow this are in the age range for screening.
I know this is a fly fishing blog, but a lot of people read it so if I can help spread the healthy word than I'm all for it.