Colorectal cancer: Deadly, but preventable

Colorectal cancer: Deadly, but preventable

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  1. I’m currently over 50 years of age and have not been able to have a colon exam due to your requirements. I have to work and in order for me to be tested, I have to take a day off just for an unnecessary class explaining what will be done. I have plenty family and friends that have had the procedure therefore I know what to expect and understand what has to be done before. Then I would need to take a day off for the procedure. My question is why is this class mandatory before having the procedure,? Why can’t I just have written directions and an appointment?
    Thank you

  2. I had a colonoscopy last year & my gastroenterologist didn’t require a pre-visit. My PCP referred me & the GI office called me with instructions. The first time I met the gastroenterologist was in the GI lab. I only had to take 1 day off work for the procedure. Please check with your PCP for help as this is a worthwhile & sometimes life-saving procedure. It can actually prevent cancer by removing polyps. There is incredible value to the procedure & it’s pain free & easy. A win-win.

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Nathan Lurz

Nathan Lurz, health enews contributor, is a public affairs coordinator at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital. He has nearly a decade of professional news experience as a reporter and editor, and a lifetime of experience as an enthusiastic learner. On the side, he enjoys writing even more, tabletop games, reading, running and explaining that his dog is actually the cutest dog, not yours, sorry.