Colonoscopy For Dummies available for free download!
Colonoscopy for dummies, a free easy to read publication about what to expect when preparing for and undergoing a colonoscopy has been released by Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd., in partnership with the colon cancer alliance (CCA). Colonoscopy for dummies is designed to help clarify common misconceptions about colonoscopies, and can be downloaded for free at Http://www.colonoscopyfordummies.com
This year alone, colon cancer will likely be responsible for more than 51,000 deaths, said Andrew Spiegel, chief executive officer of the colon cancer alliance.
Colon cancer is treatable when detected early by having a colonoscopy, yet as shown through our survey results, compliance is still a major problem and might contribute to fewer cases being detected and thus, more deaths associated with the disease.
Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States, behind smoking related lung cancer, and 80 to 90 million Americans are considered at risk. Guidelines issued by organizations including the US Agency for health care research and quality, as well as the ACS, strongly recommend people begin receiving colon cancer screenings upon reaching 50 and even earlier if they have family history of the disease.
However, a recent colon cancer alliance survey found seven out of 10 people 50 years or older who had been recommended to have the test still had not had a colonoscopy, primarily due to fears alone. In the same survey, 73 percent of people said bowel prep remains the hardest part of the colonoscopy experience.
Colonoscopy for dummies featuring insight from Dr. Carol Burke, director of the center for colon polyps and cancer, department of Gastroenterology and Herpetology at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. Provides valuable information about prepping for a colonoscopy and what to expect both during and after the procedure.
I wanted to post this blog for all of us to download the information about preparation for this test. Our own Mary Jo's husband Dan is about to under go surgery in regard of colon he may have and his body at this time is very weak. Please pray for him and Mary Jo, she needs our prayers for her husbands concerns at this time.