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January 31, 2018
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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

 Together we can take a stand to end the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths!

HAVE YOU HAD YOUR COLON CANCER SCREENING?

With so many people being misdiagnosed or diagnosed too late, the colonoscopy procedure is a safe and easy method for colon cancer prevention. Tolerable bowel prep is now available in many forms each selected for patients individual needs. During your procedure, you will be sedated by our Board Certified Anesthesiologist assuring your safety is key.

Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men and women in the United States. It's expected to cause about 50,630 deaths during 2018. EARLY DETECTION SAVES LIVES!

Not sure when to get your screening? Here are some guidelines:

-Surveillance Colonoscopies should start at age 50

-Those of African American, Hispanic, or Asian descent should start colon cancer screenings at age 45

-Those with strong family history of colon cancer

-Those with personal history of cancer

-Experiencing some of the following:

  • Change in frequency of bowel movements
  • Constipation
  • Change in consistency of stool (loose or watery stools)
  • Blood in stools (either as bright red spots or dark "tarry" stools)
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Abdominal pain (bloating, gas or cramps)
  • Feeling you cannot completely empty your bowels

As per American Cancer Society Research, Colon Cancer and rectal cancer is on the rise among young and middle-aged adults in the US. Be aware and safeguard yourself by being knowledgeable about the facts. Those born in 1990 have double the risk of colon cancer and quadruple the risk of rectal cancer.

More survey results include:

  • 15% reported that an emergency room visit led to a colonoscopy and their diagnosis
  • 62% did not have a family history of colorectal cancer
  • 67% saw at least two doctors before being diagnosed with cancer
  • 71% were diagnosed with colon cancer, and 20% were diagnosed with rectal cancer
  • 82% were initially misdiagnosed before ultimately being diagnosed with colorectal cancer

Remember, if your unsure or have questions, call us to schedule your personal one-on-one consult with Dr. Sinha. Let her knowledge and experience guide you to assuring your optimal health and wellness.

We offer convenient day/evening hours at two of our convenient office locations, Saturday procedure, and appointment availability, and Dr. Sinha performs her procedures in two states of the art facilities.

Hunterdon Digestive Health
908-788-8200
267 US HWY -202, Flemington, NJ 08822
203 Omni Drive, Hillsborough, NJ 08844

By Hunterdon Digestive Health Specialists
July 03, 2017
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Welcome to the Blog of Hunterdon Digestive Health Specialists - Flemington

Hunterdon Digestive Health Specialists - Flemington & Hilsborough would like to welcome you to our blog. Here you will find informative and useful postings about gastroenterology and our practice.

At Hunterdon Digestive Health Specialists - Flemington & Hilsborough we believe that educated patients are better prepared to make decisions regarding the health of their digestive system.  Our blog was designed to provide you with the latest gastroenterology developments and valuable health advice from our dedicated team. 

Hunterdon Digestive Health Specialists - Flemington & Hilsborough hopes you find our blog to be a great resource for keeping up to date with proper digestive health care and treatments.

We welcome all comments and questions.

-- Hunterdon Digestive Health Specialists - Flemington & Hilsborough