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Because grandsons
need grandpas.
Schedule a colonoscopy today.

Your loved ones want you to be around for the important moments
in life. Don’t miss out on those moments because of colon cancer.
Current guidelines suggest people over the age of 50 should
begin screening for the disease, but some major organizations
recommend screening should begin at age 45 for people who are
at average risk. Don’t wait until you are 50 to talk to your doctor
about your risk of developing colon cancer.
Colonoscopies help find polyps so they can be removed
before they turn into cancer. Have you thought about scheduling
yours? Columbus General Surgery has experienced surgeons, who
are ready to help.

“Grandpa, how about a
game of Go Fish?”
Colonoscopies may be covered by your health insurance policy
without a deductible or co-pay, but each plan is different. Be
sure to check with your insurance company before scheduling
your colonoscopy.

Reasons to schedule a colonoscopy:
• If you are experiencing symptoms such as blood in your stool,
bleeding from the rectum, unexplained weight loss or change in
bowel habits.
• If you have been diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease
(like Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis).
• If your parents or immediate family members have had polyps.
• If you have a family history of colon cancer or a genetic syndrome
like Lynch syndrome (hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer)
or FAP (familial adenomatous polyposis).

For more information about colon cancer screening
and colonoscopies, talk with your primary care doctor
or visit www.columbushosp.org.

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