Details for COLUMBUS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL - Ad from 2019-11-16
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.