Colon Cancer Awareness

Published 03/03 2014 09:09AM

Updated 03/03 2014 09:34AM

Many people have excuses on why they won’t get screening for colon cancer, but the reality is that it could save your life. Colon cancer is the third deadliest form of cancer, yet when caught early colon cancer patients have a 90% chance of survival. That’s why it is so important for both men and women to talk with their doctor about screenings before symptoms ever develop.

Each year about 150,000 people will be diagnosed with colon cancer, and 50,000 people will die from the disease. Talking with your doctor about colon cancer is essential to prevention and early detection, as well as to making informed treatment decisions.

Arnold Levy, MD.:
Dr. Levy is the President and CEO of Capital Digestive Care, LLC and the previous Managing Partner of the Capital Gastroenterology Consultants division.  He has been recognized by his peers numerous times as a “Top Doctor” in Washingtonian Magazine, including in the most recent issue in 2010. He is a Delaware native, and has been educated at The George Washington University, the University of Rochester, and at the National Institutes of Health. 

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