Get screened
Jun 13, 2018 | 7862 views | 0 0 comments | 345 345 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor,

Colon cancer screening is now being recommended for age 45 instead of 50. The American Cancer Society has put this recommendation out because of rising cases of colon cancer for people under the age of 50.

It is now the second cause of death in America. I myself was first tested at age 50 and polyps were discovered, but were benign and non-cancerous. If I was not screened, this could have turned cancerous. I now get tested every five years.

I did, however, come down with prostrate cancer three years ago and was treated and am in remission. Again I was tested for that.

Getting screened for colon cancer is essential for good health. These cancers are treatable if caught early. That is why I call for all men and women to get screened, for your life depends upon it and your family depends on it as well.


Frederick R. Bedell Jr.

Glen Oaks Village

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