A screening too important to forget
Colon cancer is one of the most preventable and treatable cancers, when found early. If you're 50 or older, or have a family history, getting screened could save your life.
Don't delay another day. Gundersen offers colonoscopy, conveniently in Viroqua. Colonoscopy is the preferred screening tool, because it can find and remove growths before they become cancerous. It can also detect cancer at its earliest stages when treatment is most effective.
Gundersen recommends everyone have a colonoscopy every 10 years starting at age 50; earlier if there's a family history of colon cancer or polyps. A colonoscopy may also be appropriate for anyone experiencing prolonged symptoms, such as:
- Blood in the stool
- Constipation or diarrhea
- Changes in bowel habits or stool
- Bloating, gas pains or cramps
- Unexplained weight loss
- Extreme tiredness
Call the Gundersen Viroqua Clinic at (608) 637-4081 to schedule a colonoscopy, and urge your loved ones to do the same.