Worried about Getting a Colonoscopy?
March 19, 2015
Are you worried or anxious about getting a colonoscopy? Have you been putting off getting a colonoscopy? If so, no need to worry, you are not alone because most individuals are nervous, too. However, it is important to remember that a colonoscopy may be a lifesaving procedure.
It is recommended that beginning at 50 both men and women start being screened for colon cancer. A common screening for colon cancer is a colonoscopy which searches for polyps. An early detection of colon cancer increases survival rates.
Raman Menon, M.D., from the Swedish Colon and Rectal Surgery Clinic, will be speaking at a free upcoming event in Edmonds and answering your questions. The goal of the event is to help you become educated about what a colonoscopy entails in order to ease any anxiety and/or fear you may be experiencing. The event will be interactive and Dr. Menon will explain the role a colonoscopy plays as a preventative measure of colon cancer. He will speak about each step of the colonoscopy procedure and will be available to answer any questions you may have.
The American Cancer Society will also be present at the event and will have educational material for further information on colorectal cancer.
Thursday, March 26th, 2015
Swedish Cancer Institute-Edmonds
Radiation Oncology Building
21605 76th Ave. W.
Edmonds, WA 98026
please visit: www.swedish.org/classes or call 206-386-2502